Yoga is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga. The yoga tradition views humans as a multi-dimensional system that includes all aspects of the body; breath; mind; intellect; and emotions and their mutual interaction. Yoga is founded on the basic principle that intelligent practice can positively influence the direction of change within these human dimensions.
Yoga is a practice that can help you strengthen the connection between your mind and body. The benefits of this connection are nervous-system regulation, a sense of being grounded, living in the present and physical, emotional, and psychological safety. Trauma-aware yoga is a guided practice that places you in control of your experience. No experience is necessary, and you can learn 1:1 or in a small group.
The goals of yoga include eliminating, reducing, or managing symptoms that cause suffering; improving function; helping to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of underlying causes of illness; and moving toward improved health and wellbeing. Yoga therapy also helps clients/students change their relationship to and identification with their condition.
Yoga & Medicare
Though yoga classes might be considered medically beneficial by your doctor, they are not categorized as a necessary medical service, which means they are not covered by Medicare benefits.
Yoga & Private Health
In October 2017, the Federal Government announced some changes to the Health Fund rebates which impacted rebates for yoga and other natural therapies. From 1st April 2019, yoga was removed from all health fund lists. Since the announcement in October 2017, Yoga Australia continues advocating for Yoga to be reinstated as rebatable therapy under Private Health.