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Yoga Therapy is a Complementary program for illness, injury or simply to preserve our bodies! Yoga Therapy takes a look at the entire person, both physically & mentally, and allows us to develop a regimen that will create an overall state of wellness. Individualized sessions provide movement, breathing & relaxation techniques to assist in bringing the body into balance.
Whether you are suffering from chronic back pain or learning to cope with an injury or chronic illness such as MS, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue or Cancer, Yoga can be used in a therapeutic manner to increase your quality of life. In addition to providing relief from pain and providing support from an illness, therapeutic postures and breathing can help prevent and manage stress. Daily breathing exercises are a vital part of the healing process. Learning breathing techniques assists in bringing our body to a state of relaxation, which helps to reduce stress & pain in the body.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy:
- Learn movement & breathing techniques specifically designed to manage chronic pain
- Develop relaxation techniques to reduce pain and stress in the body
- Regain control of your health and wellness
- Learn new habits that will improve your quality of life
- Improve your symptoms and restore balance in your body
Articles about Yoga Therapy:
"Yoga is strong medicine, but it is slow medicine. Don't expect overnight cures with yoga (though for many people it does start to yield benefits right away). One major difference between yoga and many other approaches to healing it that yoga builds on itself, becoming more effective over time. This is not true of most drugs or surgery, which often gradually diminish in effectiveness. In this sense yoga is like learning to play a musical instrument: the longer you stick with it and the more you practice, the more you will get out of it.
-Timothy McCall, MD. Yoga as Medicine
"Yoga therapy consists of the application of yogic principles, methods, and techniques to specific human ailments. In its ideal application, Yoga therapy is preventive in nature, as is Yoga itself, but it is also restorative in many instances, palliative in others, and curative in many others."
-Art Brownstein, M.D.
"Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels."
-TKV Desikachar & Kausthub Desikachar.
One breath at a time, have a yoga program designed to meet your specific needs. To schedule a private or group Yoga Therapy session, email Kimberly.