What is yoga therapy?
Modern science is just beginning to research and understand how the body and mind work together to impact an individual's health, but Yoga and other complementary eastern sciences, such as Ayurveda, have long understood this connection. Coupling these eastern methodologies with current best practices from western medical and exercise science, yoga therapy bridges the gap between both worlds, providing a holistic pathway to feeling better physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Yoga therapists meet people where they are, connecting them to their innate healing potential by empowering them to improve their own ability to self-regulate the mind-body system. Therapy sessions are unique because they can address every aspect of an individual and their life, rather than just certain body parts or systems. Yoga therapists tailor objectives and plans to each individual based on their personal goals and abilities. In fact, yoga therapy can help people who can't move at all, as well as fully active individuals!
In short, yoga therapy equips us with a comprehensive toolkit, yoking both ancient and modern wisdom, to holistically support resilience in the mind-body system.
Research shows yoga therapy can ease the symptoms of many ailments such as:
• Chronic pain
including low-back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome & more
• Mental health
including concerns like anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, stress, insomnia & more
• Neurological issues
including complications of stroke, multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury & more
• Movement and muscle dysfunction
including frozen shoulder, sciatica, IT band pain, forward head syndrome, pelvic floor issues, joint hypermobility & more
as well as provide support for:
such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease
after replacement or other surgeries
• Healthy aging and overall well-being
you don’t need to be sick or in pain for yoga therapy to have value!