What is therapeutic yoga?
Our thoughts, beliefs and attitude influence our overall sense of wellbeing resulting in a complex relationship between body and mind. Mental state, either conscious or unconscious, has a physiology attached to it with either a positive or negative associated feeling felt in the physical body. We may have a situation that causes a visceral reaction and have no idea why we are reacting.
Therapeutic yoga is an inherently holistic approach, simultaneously working on the body, mind, and spirit. We consider your whole being; characteristics, preferences, needs, spiritual beliefs and motivation. Then, customize a plan that will help you heal a wound, conquer your fears, boost your self-confidence, and bring your mind and body into sweet harmony. Most importantly, we bring back the vital life force within you, so you can gradually improve every aspect of your life.
Our yoga instructors have specialized training and experience in mind-body integration. Yoga therapy has proved helpful for many chronic mental and physical conditions, and we explore these with an overall orientation to the reality of mind-body integration.
Yoga therapy covers a multi-dimensional view of psychology and mental health from Western, Ayurvedic, Yogic and Subtle Energy perspectives, which are addressed to guide the choice of interventions.
Our therapeutic yoga practice is not only effective for balance your bodily energy, but also convers a broad range of therapeutic modalities, incorportation elements from both physical movement and psychotherapy. Yoga therapy serves to facilitate healing in the person at all levels.
During your initial assessment, your therapist will work with you to identify health problems, access lifestyle and physical capabilities, discuss reasons for seeking yoga therapy and create a course of treatment.
The Feel Good Practice
Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is the application of yogic tools—postures, exercises, breathwork, and meditation techniques, combined with evidence based practices of psychotherapy to address an individual’s specific physical, mental, and emotional needs.
Yoga therapy aids to reduce symptoms from pain, stress, and disease while improving energy and performance! Yoga therapy encompasses not only the body and the movements we do on the yoga mat, but how we live and treat self and ourselves off the mat, which is ultimately what matters for a healthy and whole life.