Therapy at Eka

At Eka we work with multiple therapy techniques to address both mental and physical wellness. Some of the therapy techniques that we use are:

- Yoga Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Reiki Therapy

Yoga Therapy

user-imageYoga therapy at Eka, is a type of therapy that uses yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and guided visualization / imagery to improve mental and physical health. The holistic focus of yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Modern yoga therapy treatment covers a broad range of therapeutic modalities, incorporating elements from both physical therapy and psychotherapy.

Yoga therapy is a growing field and scientific evidence has begun to emphasize its effectiveness. It is used to treat existing mental and physical health issues, but can also be used as a self-care regime for prevention and maintenance.

At Eka, Yoga Therapy is well established as a treatment for conditions like:
Mental Health
Physical Health

Mental Health conditions like:

Anxiety
Depression
Stress
Addictions / Substance abuse
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Given yoga’s focus and concentration on the integration of mind and body, we believe that Yoga Therapy can also be used effectively to address:

Physical Health conditions like: 

Back pain
Shoulder and Neck pain
Joint pain
Heart Conditions
Asthma
Chronic fatigue
Sciatica pain
Hypertension
Multiple Sclerosis

Practice and benefits of Yoga Therapy

user-imageYoga therapy is rooted in the ancient practice of yoga, which originated thousands of years ago in India. Yoga therapy is practiced in a wide range of formats. Physical therapists, for example, often implement yoga techniques in their delivery of yoga postures and/or sequences, along with other therapies. A yoga therapy practice can resemble physical therapy, rehabilitative therapy, and/or psychotherapy. Unlike a standard yoga class, yoga therapy sessions are typically conducted in a one-on-one or a small group format.

Yoga therapy can be provided as an adjunct therapy to compliment other forms of treatment, or it can be used to directly treat a specific issue. Yoga techniques range from simple to advanced and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. 

Benefits of Yoga Therapy

user-imageThe potential benefits of yoga therapy include:

Stress reduction
Overall relaxation
Psychological well-being
Physical well-being
Effective functioning of bodily systems
Reduced anxiety levels
A sense of overall calmness
Improves mindfulness

Expectations from Yoga Therapy

When a person decides to initiate yoga therapy, the therapist will first conduct an initial assessment. This assessment is designed to do the following:

Identify health problems
Assess lifestyle and physical capability
Discuss reasons for seeking therapy
Create a course of treatment

Once the treatment plan is established in this first consultation, the frequency of sessions is agreed upon and sessions are scheduled. From this point, therapy sessions will most likely include the following components:

Prayanama (Breathing Techniques): The therapist will guide the person in therapy through a series of breathing exercises ranging from energizing breaths to balancing breaths.

Asanas (Physical Postures): The therapist will teach the person in treatment appropriate yoga poses that address problem areas. For example, the “Legs Up the Wall” pose is used to treat things like, varicose veins, anxiety and insomnia. In this pose, the person lays on his or her back with legs positioned up against the wall.

Meditation (Mindfulness): Relaxation and mindfulness techniques are the focus of meditation. These are combined with yoga postures.

Guided visualization: Through this technique the yoga therapist attempts to calm the body and mind by providing guided instructions and imagery intended to bring inner peace.

Personal Practice: An important element of yoga therapy is to find a way to incorporate what has been learned into ones daily life. Yoga therapists provide instructions on how to use what has been learned in treatment sessions, at home.  

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Reiki Therapy

If you are interested in exploring any of the above therapy treatments for mental or physical condition, please do contact us at shibani@ekatherapy.com or call us on +91-98713-84075 to schedule an appointment.

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