In yoga, immeasurable techniques and principles have evolved over thousands of years. It has been perfected by great yogis during their lifetime. It is incessantly being practiced generation after generation, in string without fail and is still remaining to grow in liveliness. Time is only making these principles more and more contemporary.These principles of yoga can be applied by the practitioners on others to bring about a multitude of desired effects on them. This is called application of yoga. In Sanskrit it is called Viniyoga. Yoga Sutra, the most authoritative text on yoga, prescribes the most apt definition for viniyoga Tasya bhum;su viniyogah - (Yoga Sutra III.6)
Application of yoga should be according to the constitution of the individual. Yoga sutra succinctly instructs that the application of yoga should respect the individuality in every individual. No two individuals are identical in all respects. Therefore application of yoga should be individualized.
Therefore, a therapist should have a very clear and complete understanding about the following aspects: 'on whom'
and 'for what purpose’, Yoga is being applied.
Only after a practitioner is able to clearly recognize the individuality of the individual and the specific requirement, he should venture further. The practitioner should also ensure that he is applying yoga based on his experience and not directly from what he has heard, studied, learned or memorized. Application of yoga should be according to the constitution of the individual. Yoga sutra succinctly instructs that the application of yoga should respect the individuality in every individual. No two individuals are identical in all respects. Therefore application of yoga should be individualized.
For example, somebody may have blood pressure because of some family history, somebody else may have blood pressure because of some stress, somebody may have blood pressure because of anxiety, somebody may have blood pressure because of that period in their life, somebody may have blood pressure, high blood pressure suddenly because of a broken relationship.
We need to take into account all these factors to exactly form a programme of Yoga. It could be relaxation for somebody, it could be some breathing exercises for somebody, it could be some Āsana for somebody, it could be some meditation for somebody, and for somebody it could be just talking to the person, just to establish a friendly relationship and console them. The condition is the same and these are all Yoga. As far as the doctor is concerned it is blood pressure. For somebody else maybe none of these things work but maybe we have to talk to them about their diet or their lifestyle.
Like a mother caring her child, every yoga therapist should consider the following:
Yoga is at its best in providing the first and the second components. One can see many regular practitioners of yoga harnessing their positive health with increased endurance, strength and energy levels. Their mental equanimity and emotional balance also maintained. I have seen many ardent practitioners of yoga able to prevent or postpone many genetic problems. Even if some are afflicted, as humans are generally prone to, they do not suffer from any of the later complications of the disease and are able to establish a diligent and sustained control over the ailment with minimal medical intervention. It is for this reason; more and more people are turning towards Yoga therapy now. Yoga therapy is an application, to bestow healing on to the practitioner.
The main principles of this form of Yoga therapy are:
Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body, usually by inserting thin needles through the skin. Studies suggest that acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s natural painkillers and affects areas in the brain involved in processing pain; however, some trials suggest that real acupuncture and sham acupuncture are equally effective, indicating a placebo effect. Results from a number of studies, however, suggest real acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic, such as low-back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches
Guasatheraphy is said to be a traditional treatment which was done by tribal people on the foot with the help of the horns of deer. Now a days therapists do with the help of wooden sticks. By applying oil, various strokes were given by wooden sticks to improve the circulation of blood throughout the body and also temperature gets increased and the patient feels relaxed. Since stress can considerably affect the immune system and leads to helpless serious diseases such as cancer, and hence it is important to relieve it.
In our body by aging, our nerve terminations become reduced amount of sensitive in portions of our body, particularly in our extreme ends. Truly Guasatheraphy has been related with exciting more than 7,000 different nervous terminations in a single period, thereby increasing their task and reactivity. Opening and washing out neural pathways by Guasatheraphy helps increase functionality and elasticity of many areas around the body. Guasatheraphy stimulate the functioning of different organs and muscle systems, increases metabolism and energy construction processes within the body. Also, it helps in the pain-relieving and patients feel improved faster, and very soon they come back to normal life style.
Guasatheraphy mainly helps in circulation throughout the body, so that blood and oxygen are cycled through body more successfully. That is more amount of oxygen reaches vibrant organ systems, thereby enhancing their working and further improves the metabolism and leads re-growth of spoiled cells.
Though it is similar like Reflexology, Guasatheraphy differs. Reflexology is done on applying pressure with fingers, while Guasatheraphy is done on wooden sticks with oil. Reflexology is effective in relieving stress and relaxation, while Guasatheraphy gives enormous success in treating various kinds of diseases such as:
Steam Bath may help you remove these toxins from your body. Research has found that these dangerous chemicals can leave your body through the sweating mechanism promoted by steam, which reaches deep into your pores and beyond. This cleansing process may help rid your body of harmful elements that promote weight gain, even if you eat healthy. Sweating in a steam shower may help clear excess sodium from your body, which also helps reduce hypertension.
We are offering Thokkanam Massage Therapy. Thokkanam is one of the 32 forms of Puramaruthuvam in siddha medicine. Thokkanam is a word framed by combining two words Thokku and Anam – Thokku means skin, Anam mean support/tones/heat. Thokkanam focuses on treating diseases caused by aggravation of Vatham, the kinetic force of the body. The humoral theory of Siddha states that Vatham is the active force responsible for the physiological functioning of Neuro muscular as well as musculo-skeletal systems. Thokkanam is also useful in diseases where Pitham, as well as Kapham is disturbed. A simple Thokkanam session removes the sedentary feeling, which is due to aggravation of Kapham. As per the basic principles of Siddha, the meeting points of muscles, nerves, joints and skin including hair roots are places of flow of the vital energy – Vatham. A depletion of the vital energy may lead to pain, altered tone, twitching, spasticity, rigidity, numbness and neuritis.