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Are you living with physical or emotional pain? Therapeutic Yoga classes can help provide relief for both your mind and body. 

What is Therapeutic Yoga?

Therapeutic Yoga is a style of yoga that takes a whole-body approach to improving your physical and mental health. A Therapeutic Yoga instructor has gone through thousands of hours of training to learn the proper techniques to alleviate emotional and physical symptoms.

Therapeutic Yoga can support the optimal functioning of your joints, muscles, and organs and help to relieve stress or pain that you may be suffering from.

Why You’ll Love Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga can assist you in your healing journey if you’re struggling with health issues or chronic pain. If you practice Therapeutic Yoga, you can expect:

  • Reduced tension from joints and muscles
  • Minimized fatigue and improved sleep
  • Gentle, fluid movement and breathwork

What to Expect 

When you join a Therapeutic Yoga class online, you will be guided through a series of gentle, healing movements. Your yoga instructor will also focus on relaxation techniques, positive affirmations, and meditation. This will help improve not only your physical health but imbalances in your energy as well.

Our Therapeutic Yoga teachers are highly experienced in working with various individuals. They have extensive training, which requires case studies and an advanced understanding of ailments and injuries, so they know how to guide you through a safe practice. 

Benefits of Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga may help to ease the symptoms of:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Digestive issues
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Sciatica
  • Thyroid conditions
  • And many other ailments

Yogic practices have been shown to enhance respiratory and cardiovascular health and improve strength and flexibility. Studies have also found that yoga can reduce stress and anxiety and promote well-being. 

Get Started Today

Start your healing journey with a Therapeutic Yoga instructor online. Your first class is free!

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FAQs About Therapeutic Yoga

What is Therapeutic Yoga’s history?

Yoga has been practiced therapeutically, alongside Ayurveda, for thousands of years in India. Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga, often worked therapeutic elements into his yogic teachings. B.K.S. Iyengar, the creator of Iyengar Yoga, also claimed that specific postures could treat diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure, among other ailments. In recent years, Therapeutic Yoga has become its own distinct style of yoga.

How is Therapeutic Yoga different from a regular yoga class?

All styles of yoga prompt better health – whether the improvements are for your body, mind, soul, or all three! But different styles have unique benefits for practitioners. For example, Vinyasa Yoga is wonderful for improving your fitness and mastering breathwork, and Yoga Nidra is perfect for relieving stress and improving mindfulness. A Restorative Yoga class focuses on supported long holds to soothe the nervous system and calm the mind, and a Therapeutic Yoga class includes more anatomical terms and gentle fluid movements focused on supporting joint and muscle function. While all types of yoga can create more harmony between your mind and body, yoga therapy uses traditional yogic techniques to address specific physical and mental health concerns.

What is the objective of yoga therapy?

The specific objective of yoga therapy can look very different depending on the student, but the goal is the same: to improve the overall well-being of the practitioner. Some common objectives of yoga therapy include:

  • Management, reduction, or treatment of pain
  • Prevention of illness symptoms
  • Improved general health and wellbeing
  • Decreased stress, anxiety, or depression

Who is Therapeutic Yoga best for?

Therapeutic Yoga can benefit most people but is particularly effective for people with illnesses or injuries. Therapeutic Yoga uses targeted healing and meditation techniques, breathwork, and supportive yoga postures to improve overall health. Our on-demand Therapeutic Yoga classes each have a clear description of what movements they will include, so you can search for topics and movements that will work best with any injuries or illnesses you have currently. Just remember: Anyone returning to movement and yoga practice after injury should be cleared by their doctor first.

Do I need experience with yoga to try yoga therapy?

Absolutely not! Even if you’ve never tried yoga before, you can benefit from Therapeutic Yoga. You can join a beginner or mixed-level class, and your instructor will have the experience to guide you gently through your class. Maybe you’ll even develop a love of yoga along the way – in which case, we have many different styles for you to explore!