Yoga therapy

Yoga therapy uses the methods of yoga to maintain health and/or to cure diseases. Yoga as a therapeutic intervention was and is part of Ayurveda. Scientific studies in recent years have repeatedly proven the effectiveness of yoga in various clinical trials. Thus, yoga therapy has become increasingly established as an independent discipline.


Another reason for this lies in the basic philosophical structure ("Samkhya Karika") on which both Ayurveda and Yoga are rooted. It is postulated that the 'gross' body is nourished by the 'subtle' spirit, and the 'subtle' exists prior the 'gross'. Following this conceptual understanding, Ayurveda and yoga conclude that illnesses also have a deep spiritual cause in most cases, and so body AND mind must be addressed therapeutically. The calming of the mind is the primary goal of yoga. Working with the mind via various methods is the domain of yoga.

How does yoga therapy work?

First things first: Everyone, regardless of age and physical disabilities, with or without yoga experience, can practice therapeutic yoga. The only requirement is that you breathe!

The basis of my therapeutic work are the methods of classical yoga according to Patanjali: this includes physical exercises (Āsanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), meditations and relaxation techniques. In doing so, I pay attention to the findings of Western medicine and psychology.

When can yoga therapy help?

Chronic conditions benefit from yoga therapy, but also acute pain and stress situations. Yoga therapy has a preventive, accompanying and supports healing.

My main areas are:
Musculoskeletal system
z. B. joint diseases, osteoporosis, back pain syndromes, ISG syndrome, rheumatic diseases,
Internal Medicine
e.g. heart and circulatory diseases, diseases of the respiratory tract, diseases of the digestive system, malignant neoplasms (tumors), headache diseases,
Complaints of aging
Healthy aging and prophylaxis such as therapy for diseases of aging
e.g. for menstrual disorders, the desire to have children, obstetrics, menopause
Nerves and psyche
e.g. depression, burn-out syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome

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