The root for the word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’, which means the Union. Here it means the Union of the Mind, Body and Spirit, also the Union of Oneself with the Universal Self. This holistic science emphasizes that this Union is necessary for a person seeking good health and well-being. Sage Patanjali is considered as the Father of Yoga. He formulated the Astanga Yoga – the Yoga with 8 paths which is widely practiced today.
In today’s life, doing Yoga helps to prevent and cure diseases, the so-called psychosomatic diseases, the cause of which is mainly from the mind. Thus, in today’s life of Stress, Yoga plays an imminent role.
The parts of Yoga that are mainly used in therapeutics are the Asanas, Pranayamas, Meditation, Kriyas and Relaxation techniques.
Suryanamaskar (Sun Salute)
Suryanamaskar is basically a set of 12 postures that completely fulfils the purpose of Yoga. The 12 postures are designed in such a way as to exercise each and every muscle group and joints in the body. It strengthens and stretches the entire body. Specific breathing is indispensable while performing the sequence. The pattern is such that the movements and the breathing are in perfect rhythm as in a dance sequence.
These are the physical postures in Yoga. Asanas help us in culturing the body entirely, focusing on the different muscle groups, joints, tendons ligaments and the soft tissues, apart from the nerves and blood vessels. Asanas also bring about a coordination of the mind with the body as there is total awareness to each and every slight body movement along with a focus on breathing.
There is a set of Asanas designed for improving the breath. Here each movement is followed closely by inhalation and exhalation. Special care is taken to expand the lungs and relax the muscles assisting breathing and thereby improving the lung capacity.
These are the purificatory techniques in Yoga, mainly cleansing of the nostrils, sinuses, eyes, digestive system and the excretory system through very simple means. Kriyas also help strengthen the nerves, sharpen the memory, and strengthen the glands as well as purify them. Different methods include:
It is a process of concentrating the mind on an object/sound/thought. This is the state where the person forgets about his physical self and focuses the entire energy on the object of meditation, which helps attain a blissful state and reach one’s innermost potential.
We have several Meditation techniques like:
Its basis lies in the theory that stress leaves a negative thought in the mind has a negative impact on the body and cause illnesses of the cardia, respiratory system, locomotor organs, etc. Any positive suggestion to the mind can reverse the negativity and bring about a positive change in the body and also create positivity in the entire self.
Here we focus on the 7 chakras running through the Sushuma Nadi, their characteristics and functions. We try to energize these chakras and dissipate their energies to the systems corresponding.
OM is a mantra that is regarded to have high spiritual and creative power. Therefore it is highly effective to build positivity within us and in our surroundings.
Breath meditation is the simple procedures of focusing entirely on our breathing system without interfering with it.
Various techniques are used to focus on our body and breathing system, and thereby realizing the lightness and freshness in our body and mind. It involves suggesting the different parts of our body to relax by focusing fully on that region and sending positive suggestions. The various techniques are:
This is Yogic Sleep. Through this technique, one attains the benefits of sleep without actually falling asleep. The mind and body is taken to a state as in sleep through continuous suggestions and focus.
Yoga therapy fees:
The first session includes a detailed Dynamic Movement and Postural exam and a consultation about your personal needs and goals. This session is of $110 and lasts anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes. Once the exam is done, your therapist will use the information to create a routine specifically designed to fit your mental, emotional and physical needs. In the following sessions, you will learn your routine and any modifications necessary.
|60 minute session =||$65 +HST|
|90 minute session =||$80 + Hst|
|Community service/students/seniors (60 min) =||$55 +hst|
|Semi private/family ( 2-4 people):|
|60 minutes: =||$25 + hst (for each)|
|Small group ( 5 or more people):|
|60 minutes =||$15 +hst|
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