Yoga Therapy is about applying the principles of alignment, strength, and mobility to a personalized program for each individual to achieve their goals of health, recovery and wellness.
Yoga Therapy offers specific practices to heal and recover from illnesses, and injuries, and cope with chronic pain and depression. A Yoga therapist is highly trained in the science of yoga and understands which yogic practices your body and mind require to re-align, heal and strengthen.
In these one-on-one sessions, I assess, design, and build a personal practice for you to effectively release tension, re-align, re-balance, strengthen and develop new body awareness to maintain the re-established state of health. Some will be able to take these prescribed practices and do them on their own and some will require further guidance. Either way, the body, and mind will continue to improve while feeling a decrease in pain and gaining strength.
It's widely known that Yoga can enhance your physical and emotional well-being, but when Yoga is practiced with a therapeutic intention in the form of Yoga Therapy, it can help prevent and aid recovery from physical and mental ailments. Yoga has long been practiced with therapeutic intentions as a way of transforming both the body and the mind.
By combining different techniques such as breathing, postures, or alterations of circulatory patterns, yoga promotes specific changes in muscles, joints, and organs altering the vital functions of the body. A good example would be the way Yoga Therapy can help overcome panic attacks.
By practicing a balancing breathing technique, a sense of control is gained, combating the fear and anxiety produced by its loss. Or how practicing a specific technique that involves eye movement resets the pituitary gland via the optic nerve, influencing the 'fight or flight' reaction so intimately related to the syndrome.
On a psychological level, the introspection promoted by yoga is essential to the self-knowledge process that fuels healing 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 is related to a nervous plexus, an endocrine gland, an organ or group of organs, and specific psychic qualities. By acting upon the chakras (energy centers), yoga brings light to any psychic blockages, making them available to the conscious mind.
Science is now acknowledging that everything in the universe works together with absolute, intimate, and exquisite interrelationships. Yoga Therapy is gaining respect among mainstream medical practitioners.