Each person is different, and his/her reasons for beginning yoga therapy are varied. Some want to address the physical body, for example, back pain, arthritis, or a recent diagnosis. Others bring mental or emotional needs to the table, such as anxiety and depression. In many cases, yoga therapy has been the last stop, after traditional Western medicine hasn’t brought relief. In yoga therapy, one size does not fit all!
Yoga therapy recognizes that body, mind, and spirit are all connected. What affects one dimension, affects all three. So we use this holistic approach to design a yoga practice that reaches all parts of a person’s being, with attention to those areas that are imbalanced. The students then practice this daily, on their own. It is this consistency, over time that reaps the most benefits.
While any type of yoga can bring health benefits, yoga therapy employs a variety of yogic practices to try to improve a health condition. Even when a disease itself cannot be cured, yoga therapy can help the person to manage their symptoms and lower their stress. For example, studies suggest that yoga therapy can lessen the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Studies have also found that a regular practice of yoga can lessen the need for drugs to treat asthma, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. A growing body of research is helping yoga attain mainstream acceptance, and is often used in conjunction with traditional medicine.
Here are 5 benefits that all people can enjoy from yoga therapy. These statements are backed by scientific research!
YOGA THERAPY CAN:
- HELP YOU TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR HEALTH CARE
- HELP TO DECREASE/MANAGE YOUR LEVELS OF STRESS
- MANAGE/RELIEVE PAIN WITH GENTLE MOVEMENTS (ASANA)
- help individuals change their relationship to themselves and the conditions with which they live.
- IMPROVE YOUR WELL-BEING BY HELPING YOU CHANGE UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS, IMPROVE YOUR MOOD AND CONCENTRATION, AND BE YOUR HIGHEST SELF.
Call for an appointment today! Start enjoying the benefits of yoga therapy!