Yoga Movement Therapy - Chikitsa
The way meditation, yoga, healthy living and many related topics are presented today, often focuses on how these sciences can remove undesired conditions. We hear about how yoga, meditation and so on can heal various health issues at physical and psychological levels. Dissolving of past conditions is a necessary condition for creating a new possibility. But creation, sustenance and dissolution are happening as continuous process and one - not after the other. In fact all these are happening simultaneously or parallel to each others. Yoga and meditation are a process of creation, not destruction of unwanted conditions. The undesired things just naturally fall out and amazing, new experiences start emerging. This continuous process, together with the continuous, unbroken practice of yoga and meditation creates something miraculous in our lives. 
Practice of yoga and meditation serves to focus away from an undesirable condition to a substitute condition or situation. Healing is often achieved by overcoming a condition and moving forward. 
If instead one was to engage in a focused letting go of something specific or destruction of an unwanted condition, then one would increase focus on it (the law of attraction), without creating a substitute situation. The issue would take greater focus in one's life, or alternatively there would be a potentially dangerous void after a condition is eliminated. This is a major factor still not understood by many healing practitioners and teachers.
  • Distinguishing Yoga Therapy Training and a yoga therapy session from Yoga Teacher Training, Hatha Yoga, and a yoga class. 
  • Restorative, slow release yoga and therapeutic postures in the treatment of soft tissue pain and dysfunction.
  • A focus on the benefits of Yoga postures for specific health conditions. These can range from being useful for fibromyalgia; chronic myofascial pain syndrome; low back pain; carpel tunnel syndrome; tennis elbow; neck and jaw pain; frozen shoulder pain; arthritis; headaches; sore knees and feet; accident trauma; joint pain and muscle aches; sports and repetitive strain injury.
  • Integrative yoga health care in the community. 
    - head and neck pain • shoulder, upper back and upper arm pain
    - elbows, forearm and hand pain • chest, abdominal and genital pain
    - midback, low back and buttock pain • hip, thigh and knee pain​
  • The importance of breath and prana in yoga therapy
  • The link between yoga and meditation 
  • The role of Ayurveda in treatment
  • A comparison of Yoga Therapy approaches.
  • Standards for the training of Yoga therapists
  • Achieving a Professional Certification, and cultivating the ability to make a profession helping others with Yoga.
  • Various pathways for amd as a Yoga therapist. 
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Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.

Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography

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