Yoga has a great wealth of practices that can be drawn upon for health purposes. This enables yoga therapists to select practices which are appropriate for different ages and conditions. In their hands yoga is safe and effective for children and old people, as well as for those in the middle age range. It can also be of great benefit for pregnancy and childbirth.
There is no need to be fearful of yoga if you have never tried it before. The commonly-seen pictures of difficult yoga postures are misleading. Yoga therapy can be beneficially utilised by people with no prior experience of yoga, as well as by those with years of yoga experience. Yoga therapists adapt the practices to each person’s level of health, fitness, flexibility and prior experience of yoga.