What is Yoga Therapy?
Based in Classical Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of Yoga therapy views each person as being born into the world with a unique state of balance, and prescribes Yogic practices to help restore that balance in times of imbalance like illness/injury.
The beauty of Yoga therapy is that it puts healing into your hands, so you become more attune to your self, and further knowledgeable about what truly aids in your healing.
Using Yoga therapy, you can restore the balance that is lost in times of illness/injury. Even if you have never practiced Yoga before, there is a practice for you. It is my aim to develop a practice that not only meets your goals but will be something you enjoy.
Traditionally, Yoga was not practiced in a class setting, but was handed down from teacher to student - the practice was chosen specifically based on the student’s individual needs. Although Yoga has been practiced this way for many years, the modality of Yoga therapy is just recently becoming more well-known and accepted by the medical field as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The International Association of Yoga Therapists (www.iayt.org) has helped with the growing recognition of Yoga therapy by providing plentiful science-based research and statistics.
Whether you are managing an illness or injury, or have questions about your current Yoga practice, one-on-one Yoga sessions can be extremely helpful to achieve your individual goals. I look forward to working with you on your practice – contact me today to schedule your initial session!
Yoga therapy provides techniques and philosophy for the treatment of conditions, specific to the individual. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to:
- pain managemet
- physical injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- heart disease
- metabolic syndrome
- irritable bowel syndrome