Therapeutically Oriented Yoga

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Yoga Therapy
What to expect 

When a person decides to initiate yoga therapy, I will conduct an initial assessment. This assessment is designed to assess lifestyle and physical capability, discuss reasons for seeking therapy, and create a course of treatment. 

Once the treatment plan is established in this first consultation, the frequency of sessions is agreed upon and sessions are scheduled. From this point, therapy will most likely include the following components:

*Breathing Exercises- I will guide you through a series of breathing exercises ranging from energizing breaths to balancing breaths. 

*Physical Postures- I will teach you appropriate yoga poses that address your goals.  

*Meditation- Relaxation and mindfulness are the focus of meditation and can be combined with yoga poses and guided Imagery. This approach attempts to calm the body and mind and  to bring you toward a deep state of  inner peace.

 
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Is Yoga Therapy for me?

 

Therapeutically Oriented Yoga is a self-empowering process of improving health and wellbeing through a personalized and evolving practice.  It is a practice of preventative medicine that aims to alleviate suffering in a progressive and non-invasive way. YT is informed by traditional Yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges at any level manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve attitude.

Medical research shows that Yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for several common aliments. The challenges may be an illness, a temporary condition, or a chronic condition associated with old age or infirmity. Yoga Therapists understand The Human Being as an integrated body-mind system, which can function optimally only when there is a state of dynamic balance. This approach allows for change, growth, and enhanced well-being in body, feelings, thought, and spirit. Yoga therapy is a growing field and scientific evidence has begun to emphasize its efficacy. It is used to treat existing mental and physical health issues, but can also be used as a self-care strategy for prevention and maintenance.