Yoga has been providing astounding benefits for more than five thousand years to millions of people. Ancient sages wrote scriptures on Yoga as a remedy to people’s sufferings. The suffering has been always there irrespective of ancient or modern times. Hence, the problem is not modernism. AYURYOGA merges the principles of Yoga with the dynamics of modern life. A healthy body has a healthy mind.
This maxim has a universal appeal and application because, once health is lost everything is lost. A sick mind or body cannot reflect one’s real nature or achieve any success in any field what so ever.
AYURYOGA uses the elements of Yoga to heal and to ease the Modern life. There are many Yoga techniques in the scriptures which help to achieve supreme peace, health and happiness. Generally, somebody uses one Yoga technique and popularizes it. The masses will follow it irrespective of appropriateness of the technique to them in the present situation.
For example one may do Power Yoga or Hot Yoga without knowing whether it suits him or not. It is like when you lose the way, looking at a map on the road side in which there is no indication of where you are. If you are not aware where you are, even an accurate map would not help you. You may use a map of US to find direction when you are lost in India! In the same way you may do different techniques of Yoga and get lost in the process. Hence it is important to know where you are than to get directions. AYURYOGA raises your awareness to fix where you are and helps to tailor various techniques for you.
AYURYOGA is based on Patanjali’s Astanga Yoga and imparts the eight limbs in the modern context and consists of:
AYURYOGA uses techniques by which you overcome the bondages of the body by restraining senses, mastering the mind; and makes you harmonious with nature, energizes you to face the challenges of life, removes the mala (impurity), viksepa (distractions of mind), and ävarana (ignorance) and helps you to experience supreme peace, health and happiness.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy uses the tools and techniques of yoga (movement, breathing practices, deep relaxation and meditation techniques) to focus on an individual’s or small groups needs. Practices are adapted to the client’s particular health issues, schedules and frequency of visits.
Yoga therapists do not diagnose health issues. The goals of a yoga therapist include working with healthcare professionals who have diagnosed medical issues and consider yoga to be a complementary therapy. Yoga therapists will also listen to individuals concerns and work with them to teach them practices that they can do on their own. Here are some of the health issues that I have had positive results with using yoga and mindfulness techniques:
A private yoga therapy session can be just one session, a series of sessions or on-going sessions depending on the needs of the client. The first session includes an assessment as well as recommended beginning practices. A client will complete a Client Information Form and submit this to the therapist prior to the session or bring it with them to the session.