The root for the word ‘Yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ [pronounced ‘yug’], which means ‘union’ – a union of the Mind, Body and Spirit. It also embodies a union of one’s self with the Universal Self, with the Supreme Spirit. This holistic science emphasises that such a union is necessary for a person seeking his or her good health and well-being. The ancient sage Patanjali is considered as the ‘Father of Yoga’, because he formulated the Astanga Yoga – the yoga with 8 paths – which is widely practised today. Yoga is particularly relevant for today’s fast-paced and stressful life and is helpful both to prevent and cure many psychosomatic diseases – the causes of which stem mainly from the mind.
The parts of Yoga that are mainly used in therapeutics are the Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas as well as the Meditation and Relaxation techniques
Yoga means union with the divine force which brings total development and happiness in our life. It is the science, which teaches the methods to attain physical, physiological, psychological harmony in the body. It is an eight fold path consisting of Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. The practice of yoga keeps the body healthy and produces exaltation of mental faculties, which further leads to spiritual perfection. The benefits are thus, physical, psychological and spiritual.


Therapeutic Yoga is a particularly effective practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. Therapeutic Yoga combines restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Therapeutic Yoga is a deeply meditative experience – it provides the opportunity to step away from the busy-ness of the outside world and access the deeper wisdom that resides within us.


Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done while sitting. Some poses can also be done standing using a chair for support. You can do chair yoga nearly anywhere you can find a place to sit.
Chair yoga is an ideal exercise for those suffering from conditions, It may also benefit people over a certain age who have trouble moving through the up and down motions of traditional yoga. Chair yoga allows them to stay stabilized. Yoga offers a myriad of benefits with increased flexibility, weight loss, and an improved mental state. It’s particularly important for elderly people to implement practices such as chair yoga into their routines.


A yoga prop is a supportive object used in performing an asana. Using a yoga prop is a great way to practice poses that a beginner may find difficult to perform or for those with less flexibility and/or balance. A yoga prop also helps one remain in a pose for a longer length of time.
Born out of the creativity of B.K.S. Iyengar, modern yoga props help the yogi achieve optimum benefits from a pose regardless of age, flexibility level or experience.