Therapeutic yoga (or yoga therapy) is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being and to prevent and manage illnesses of the body and mind.
Yoga therapy places the individual at the centre of the practice and provides a place for individual exercise in a protected, safe environment. At the beginning of therapy, a personal consultation is always undertaken in which all individual and medical information is gathered (anamnesis). This also includes a physical assessment from a yoga therapeutic perspective.
On the basis of this anamnesis, personalised yoga training is developed, which is practiced during individual consultations and is continuously adjusted. Depending on the client’s mental and physical condition, goals and current state of health, this practice may include dynamic and/or static physical exercises, breathing, meditation, visualisations or other yoga practices.