What is Yoga Therapy?
YOGA FOR THERAPY IS…
Yoga as therapy is combining modern day anatomy, physiology & psychology with the ancient yoga practice of strengthening the body & mind as one. In conjunction with modern medicine, it can help overcome many physical ailments and one of the chief factors undermining health today: an out-of-balance stress-response system.
Here are just a few of the proven benefits of yoga and therapy: lower blood pressure, increased bone strength & joint mobility, pain relief, improved immune system, cardiovascular conditioning, reduced stress, psychological well being, improved balance, reduced weight and much more.
WHAT TO EXPECT…
A yoga therapy session is more like working with a physical therapist or rehabilitation specialist than taking a traditional yoga class. You will learn how to access the mind & body’s natural pain suppressing system through:
*Breathing techniques to deal with pain & anxiety
*A sequence of movements shown to reduce pain & restore physical health
*How to listen to your body and develop intuition of what it needs
*Deep relaxation to help tap into the body’s natural healing response
WHAT YOGA IS NOT…
* NOT ONLY FOR THE FIT & FLEXIBLE
* NOT ONLY FOR THOSE IN GOOD HEALTH
* NOT A RELIGION OR CULT