Yogatherapy is the use of the tools of yoga applied to health, both for the prevention and for the care of patients suffering from disorders. As a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), yogatherapy is a complement to conventional medicine and other forms of CAM.
The practice of postures, breathing, different forms of meditation, relaxation associated with the work of awareness (and taking a step back), allow us to develop our body’s own resources to bring back the lost natural balance, both physically and mentally.
The exercises will always be as simple as possible. It is not a question of practicing extreme exercises. They are always accessible to the patient. In order to adapt as well as possible, yogatherapy has about fifty basic exercises that the yogatherapist learns to master completely. The adaptation is based on the patient’s feelings in a permanent exchange with the yogatherapist and is never based on a catalogue or pre-fixed recipes.
The association of traditional, age-old methods with neuroscience and scientific and medical studies has shown the validity of this comprehensive and holistic care in a wide range of health fields, from chronic low back pain to anxiety, including metabolic and respiratory disorders…
It addresses the different facets that make up an individual and which form an indissociable whole: the body, emotions, thoughts and beliefs, which interact constantly. It is therefore always possible to act through one of these elements to allow the whole organism to benefit from it.
The patient, helped by the yogatherapist in individual sessions or in small groups makes the patient/student more and more autonomous to take charge of himself through regular work on himself.
The patient/student is each time considered in his singularity, his path, to work systematically from his feelings, his thoughts and what is unique about him. It is important to note that yogatherapy is in no way a substitute for modern medical therapies, but is on the contrary a set of complementary tools that can be used in conjunction with medical treatments.
Its aim is to develop serenity in the patient, which then makes conventional treatments even more effective by potentiating them.
La yogathérapie s’accompagne de nombreux conseils de vie pour renforcer les cinq piliers de la santé : Hygiène des rythmes, hygiène alimentaire, développement des relations aux autres apaisées, activité physique et enfin travail sur soi (émotionnel et spirituel).
It differs from the practice of yoga because it is centred on the specific needs of the person in an individual approach according to his possibilities, his difficulties, the contraindications and indications that he presents after a precise diagnosis has been made beforehand (by a doctor who is the only one authorised to do so).