Yoga is a way of life. The word Yoga means to unite, or to connect. Therapy means to heal, to treat. Physio-Yoga is an inherently holistic approach simultaneously working on body, mind & soul, aiming to maintain and achieve positive health. It is used both for healing and wellness purposes.
In today’s fast moving, high ambition life, a person has to cope-up with a lot of stress. This stress can lead to a wide variety of medical problems from headaches and irritable bowel syndrome to potentially life threatening conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease. Persistent high level of stress hormones, particularly cortisol, can undermine function of immune system. Physio-Yoga practice results in decrease of Cortisol and other stress hormones, thus managing stress and associated problems. Regular practice of specific Yoga exercises induces a significant rise in serotonin levels and a decrease in Mono-Amino Oxidase levels in body – both of which uplift mood, and help in managing psychosomatic disorders. It has been observed that psycho-social factors are the root cause of 80% of non-specific musculo-skeletal pains. Yoga combined with physiotherapy modalities / skills works wonders to manage such pains.
The effects of mind body control techniques of Physio-Yoga can achieve relaxation, postural stability, movement control and function improvement which aids in functionthe al rehabilitation of Cardiovascular stroke, Parkinsonian and Ataxic patients. Physio-Yoga has also proven to be an affective adjunct therapy with both alternative & conventional treatments. It can lessen the side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments for people with Cancer and facilitate faster recovery from Bypass surgery. In clinical trials, many patients with Asthma, Type II diabetes, high BP who began regular the practice of yoga were able to lower the drug dosage or eliminate some pills entirely. Less medication means lower side effects and sometimes very substantial cost savings.
The key element of all Physio-Yoga practices is breath awareness (Pranayama). Breath awareness helps to regulate, correct and control the breathing patterns which regularises the heart rate and brings peace, calmness and tranquillity, thus leading to positive health. Corrected breathing also helps in preventing and managing obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
Physio-Yoga is a blessing for women of all ages. It bestows women with charm, beauty, elegance and suppleness. Females above 35 years of age can get benefitted from anti-ageing therapeutic yoga. Yoga practices in antenatal, perinatal and postnatal phases is very beneficial for both mother and child. It plays an invaluable role in managemet of the stress incontinence and uterine prolapse.
Physio-Yoga is believed by many to be an incredible means for addressing the concerns of an ageing society. It helps to slow down the degeneration process associated with old age, increase mental alertness and improve body flexibility and stability and deepen breathing through mindful pranayama.
Equipped with a thorough knowledge of biomechanics, community psychology, exercise physiology, and medical conditions of her participants, a well-informed yoga physiotherapist benefits the patients by administering the patient-specific yoga and physiotherapy program. Each and every individual can be benefited by Physio-Yoga practices.