Therapeutic yoga is a branch of yoga, which is focused on the treatment of people with mental and physical conditions. It acknowledges that yoga is a valuable healing art, and that some people are unable to attend conventional yoga classes due to physical limitations or a lack of awareness about yoga. Practitioners of therapeutic yoga bring the ancient tradition of yoga to environments like physical therapy centers, workshops for trauma victims, and hospitals, in the hopes of reaching people who may be able to benefit from yogic practice.
Yoga has been practiced in India for thousands of years. The practice of yoga includes meditation, breath work, physical poses called asanas, and other techniques, which are designed to nourish the mind, spirit, and body.
In India, yoga has been incorporated into healing arts such as Ayurveda for centuries; in the West, the idea of integrating yoga into medical care arose in the 20th century
Although yoga is best used as preventive medicine, some of its practices also have great therapeutic value. They can help those suffering from various difficult physical conditions, like back pain, scoliosis, and arthritis. However, ideally, your yoga practice should be an integral part of your efforts to maintain good health and prevent degenerative diseases. Integrating yoga into medical care arose in the 20th century.