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What is Yoga Therapy? – Yoganandham

yoga therapy training in Rishikesh - YoganandhamAn Introduction to Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy utilizes poses, breathing techniques, and meditation to benefit and improve overall health.

While any type of yoga can bring health benefits, yoga therapy involves employing a variety of yoga practices to try to improve a health condition or to ease a natural process, such as pregnancy or menopause. Among the yogic tools used therapeutically are asana (the physical postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and guided imagery. Although many people don’t realize it, yogis also consider diet an integral part of yoga and therefore of yoga therapy.

Why Yoga?

Therapeutic yoga is an inherently holistic approach, simultaneously working on the body, mind, and spirit. Various yoga practices systematically strengthen different systems in the body, including the heart and cardiovascular system, the lungs, muscles, and the nervous system. Yoga practices can improve the function of the digestive system, foster psychological well-being, and improve oxygen delivery to tissues. Yoga also can help the body more efficiently remove waste products, carcinogens, and cellular toxins.

Most people in the West live stressful lives, and yoga—and by extension yoga therapy—is perhaps the best overall stress reduction system ever invented. Stress has been linked to a wide variety of medical problems, from migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome to potentially life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease. Since persistently high levels of stress hormones, particularly cortisol, can undermine the function of the immune system, here too yoga can help.

While yoga by itself can alleviate a number of problems, it is particularly effective as a complement to other forms of health care, both alternative and conventional. Studies suggest, for example, that yoga therapy can lessen the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for people with cancer and facilitate faster recovery after bypass surgery. In clinical trials, many patients with asthma, type II diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset diabetes), or high blood pressure who began a regular practice of yoga were able to either lower their drug dosage or eliminate some pills entirely. Less medication means fewer side effects, and, sometimes, very substantial cost savings.

Yoga Is a Slow Medicine

While yoga is strong medicine, in general, it is slow medicine. The key to successful yoga therapy is an incremental approach, which tends to be safer and more effective than more aggressive strategies. It is best to begin yoga [therapy] as medicine slowly and ramp up the intensity and duration of practice only as circumstances allow. For some students, particularly those with serious medical problems, therapeutic yoga might begin with only a posture or two, or a single breathing exercise, until the student is ready for more.

In any yoga therapy session, ideally, you only want to teach a student as much as they are going to be able to practice at home. Better to teach a few things well than to have them try to do more with less precision. An exception to this rule would be when you teach a specific series of practices in one session in order to teach the student to relieve a current symptom, with only a small portion of the total practice assigned as homework. More experienced students, of course, may be able to handle much more.

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7 Days Yoga Retreat – Yoganandham Rishikesh

7 Days Yoga Retreat Certificate Distribution Ceremony

Our Honorable Guest Claudia Maria has completed her 7 Days Yoga Retreat with us at our Yoga School Yoganandham. 7 Days Yoga Retreat is Yoga Course which is designed for beginners as well as the advanced level of students. Yoga Retreat courses at Yoganandham provide a great experience of Yoga along with relaxation.

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200-Hrs Yoga Teacher Training Inauguration & Induction Ceremony Rishikesh Yoganandham

 

200 Hrs Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh Yoganandham Inauguration and Induction Ceremony at Yoganandham

On the occasion of starting of Yoga Teacher Training, we have organized a Puja ceremony and Hawan Ceremony for giving a holistic start to their Yogic Journey.

We have also organized Induction ceremony which is led by our Head Yoga Teacher Yogi Manish in that he has introduced all Teachers to all the students. Also introduced all the students about the curriculum of the school and their classes as well.

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Hawan (Fire Puja) on Occasion of First Anniversary of Yoganandham

 

Hawan Fire Puja on the occasion of First Anniversary of Yoganandham( A School of Yoga Learning) and Starting of the new batch of Yoga Teacher Training Course. We want to thank all our guests who helped us to successfully complete 1 year.

Origin of Hawan: 

Homa or Hawan or Yagya, as people call it in India is a vedic tradition which is coming down or the last billions and trillions of yugas. The famous yugas which are mentioned in the Vedic literature are Ashwamedha Yagya of Maharaj Dashratha, Rajsuya Yagya of Maharaj Yudhishthir etc.

Doing Yagya was yuga-dharma (Supreme prerogative and duty) of Treta Yuga and people used to see the lord being satisfied by that when he used to appear in the yuga kund.

What is hawan or home?

Yagya comprises of igniting a holy fire using pure wood and pure cow ghee and cow dung cakes and with the chanting of mantras, the hawish is poured into the fire with the word “Swaha!”. The hawish comprises of Indian Cow Ghee and mixture of Herbs called Hawan Samagri along with some other pure materials.

Scientific Paradigm:

  • Seeing the Hawan with the scientific paradigm, the ancient sages used to say that by doing yagya, Sattva gun increases which are symbolized by cleanliness, peace, and purity.
  • The cow ghee and cow dung cake react to release tonnes of oxygen and other gases which make the atmosphere pure.
  • The small quantities of sulfur and nitrogen oxides get rid of harmful bacteria and their inhalation causes lacrimation, which relieves the eyes of all impurities and cough which arises clears the nasal and respiratory passage.
  • All the harmful microbes and pathogens are cleared due to the smoke emitted by the burning of herbs which acts as a natural detoxifier.
  • The natural herbal smoke purifies the mind as well as the body.
  • The ash which is remaining from the Hawan kund is asked to put into plants which act as a very good fertilizer.

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