Significance of Yoga:

Yoga, the famous term, has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yug’ which means “to join”. This special mode of treatment is significant in terms of establishing a viaduct between the individual soul (jivatma) and the universal soul (parmatma). Basically and momentously human development takes place on three different planes, called physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga keeps you healthy by upholding harmony. Optimum functioning on all three levels through complete self-control can definitely be achieved if Yoga is practiced on a regular basis in its proper and recommended form.

Yoga therapy

The applications of Yoga Therapy range anywhere from maintaining health, to recovering from illness – in some cases, even those considered incurable.  The first stage of healing involves the movement of vital forces in the system.  By promoting the flow of prana, or vital force, yoga combats energy blockages, restoring the basic condition for health.  Common applications for Yoga Therapy also serve structural problems such as spine misalignments or joint function.  Deeper applications may even aid more intractable problems such as AIDS and cancer.

On a psychological level, the introspection promoted by yoga is essential to the self-knowledge process that fuels psychic transformation. The different relaxation techniques allow the troubled mind to calm and decrease its activity while promoting stability.  Yoga considers the psyche to be spread in different centers along the body (chakras).  Each related to a nervous plexus, an endocrine gland, an organ or group of organs and specific psychic qualities.  By acting upon the chakras, yoga brings light to any psychic blockages, making them available to the conscious mind.

Benefits of Yogic Exercises:

Yoga Kriyas
Yoga Kriyas: The physical basis of Yoga comprises of few well known treatments namely Yogic Kriyas, asanas and pranayama. Excellent circulation is possible by practicing kriyas. Prime endocrine glands of the body can be stimulated and energized by means of Yogic exercises. The Yogic exercise doesn’t only help to preserve good health and harmony, but a regular practice also helps in preventing and curing common ailments. Physical, mental or emotional tensions would be eradicated by physical yogic exercises.
Pranayama: Many want to stay young for a prolonged period of time. Pranayama is beneficial for them. If we take a look at the ordinary respiration, then we can easily find that a normal person generally breathes nearly 15 times every minute, it means he/she takes in 20 cubic inches of air. If that person practices pranayama then he/she would breathe slowly and would breathe once or twice every minute where as the deep and full breathe would help that person to inhale nearly 100 cubic inches of air. Isn’t it worth trying?
Yoga Asana:
Yoga Asana: Taking guidance from a professional guide is essential. Be the master of the technique with thorough knowledge before you actually practice Asanas and Pranayama. Keep the stomach empty while practicing Asanas. To create the right and apt mental condition, practicing Shavasana before the commencement of rest of the exercises is very important. Maintain poise and balance when you are performing Asanas in a relaxed mood and in slow motion.

Yoga therapy at Rayirath

Yoga therapy at Rayirath combining different techniques such as massage, stretching or alterations of the circulatory patterns, yoga promotes specific changes in muscles, joints and organs altering the vital functions of the body. It helps to overcome panic attacks by combating the fear and anxiety.The Yoga therapy methods at Rayirath are structured in maintaining good health and healing diseases and have important curative values.It enhances your physical and emotional well being. It helps to prevent and aid recovery from physical and mental ailments. Yoga has long been practiced with therapeutic intentions as way of transforming both the body and the mind.


About Our Yoga Instructor:

Name : Divya Alan


  • Worked as a Yoga Teacher in Brahma Yoga Centre, for 6 years.
  • Worked in hygine Naturopathy Hospital & Yoga Kuttikatur for 1 year.
  • Worked as a Yoga Teacher in Vijayagiri public school, Thrissur for 1 year.


  •  First rank in Msc Health and Yoga Therapy in Calicut University on 2010-2012
  •  First prize in the state Yogasana Championship 2012-2013 in the Senior girls group organized by Kerala yoga association, held at Nileshwar on 25/11/2012.
  • First prize in the State Yogasana Championship 2011-2012 in the Senior girls group organized by Kerala yoga association held at Pankajakasthuri Auditorium, TVM, on 26/11/2011
  • First place in state level Himalaya yoga Olympiad,  Representing Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, Calicut which was held on 24/11/2011 at SVDYWC, Kallekkad, Palakkad in age group 15-24.
  • Third place in National/International Himalaya yoga Olympiad, Rrepresenting Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, Calicut which was held from Dec.13-16,2011 at prashanti Kutiram, Bangaluru, India and Secured
  • Participated in the 31st National yogasana championship in yoga, 2012-2013 organized jointly by Pune District Yoga Association and Maharastra Himala yoga Olympiad association at Shree Shiv Chatrapati Kridapeeth Mhalunge Balwadi, Pune.
  • Participated in the 30th National Yogasana Championship 2011-2012 in senior girls (18-25) from 29th to 31st December 2011 held at Vidyodaya School, Thevakkal, Kochi.
  • Third in the District Yogasana Championship 2012 in the senior girls group organized by Yoga-Sports association Thrissur held on 13/10/2012 at Vivekodayam B.H.S.S Thrissur.
  • First prize in the District Yogasana Championship 2011 in the senior girls group organized by Yoga sports association Thrissur held on 09/10/2011 at Sahithya Academy Hall, Thrissur.
  • First place in Himalaya District Yoga Olympiad Competition Yoga Olympiad Competition held on 19th Nov 2011 at SNDP Hall, Koorkkanchery Thrissur.
  • First in the Thrissur District Yogasana championship under senior girls group held on 22/11/2009 at Prof. Joseph Mundassery Hall Thrissur.
  • Third place in Yoga in the Calicut University inter Collegiate(inter-zonal) yoga women team championship  held at Govt. Engineering college, Thrissur during the year 2010-2011 under university of Calicut.
  • First place in yogasana and soorynanaskara championship in connection with the republic day celebration 2009 at Kolazhy grama Panchayath, Thrissur.