Yoga is the practice of penetrating deeply into the present momemt and becoming aware of what is. This lofty description highlights the fact that Yoga is much more than just a physical discipline or fashionable form of exercise. Yoga is primarily a tool for training the mind. Nonetheless, the practice of yoga and yoga postures surely trains the body as well and therefore has many applications for improving the health of the body and restoring optimal function.
Yoga Therapy is the use of yoga postures and related practices as a modality for addressing a given health issue. Yoga can be used as therapy, in some capacity, for almost any illness. It is particularly effective for improving musculoskeletal health and therefore good for helping a lot of issues such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip and knee pain, chronic muscle tension and many, many more.