In an interview with Yoga Basics, International Expert and Yoga Therapist Cora Wen answers all of your questions about yoga as therapy.
One of the fastest growing areas in the yoga world is the application of yoga as a therapeutic modality for a myriad of physical and emotional conditions. One of the most highly recognized and renowned leaders worldwide in this area is veteran yoga teacher and therapist Cora Wen. Wen, a senior ERYT-500 Yoga Alliance certified instructor and registered yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist, recently submitted a new 1,000 hour course of study with IAYT to meet the new standards for yoga therapists set by that organization. Wen recently shared with YogaBasics her outlook (and contagious enthusiasm) for the field of yoga therapy.
YogaBasics: What exactly is yoga therapy?
Cora Wen: There seems to be some confusion about yoga therapy. We understand that sports therapy is for the athlete and dance therapy is for dancer; physical therapy is for the dancer, the athlete and the general population, but yoga therapy is not just for yoga practitioners. Yoga therapy is the therapeutic application of yoga science and art that can be used in sports, dance, physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation. Yoga therapy is really more of a complimentary and alternative medicine. It’s for all people.
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