Have you heard of Yoga Therapy?
and how it can help you?
The alternative, gentle, physical therapy
Yoga therapy is the use of yoga techniques to meet a client’s physical, mental and emotional health needs. Yoga Therapy is specific one-on-one physical therapy, based on the principles of yoga, but applied by a specially trained therapist who understands poses and techniques specifically suitable for your individual condition.
Yoga therapy integrates the ancient practice of Yoga and Ayurveda with an understanding of modern medicine and psychology. Yoga therapists often work hand-in-hand with doctors and physical therapists to alleviate and manage pain, rehabilitate after injury and emotionally deal with mild to severe illness. Yoga therapy may also be suitable to improve general health in an enjoyable way.
If you would like to know more about yoga therapy and it’s benefits to make sure that suits you or you already know that this technique is good for you, please call Breathe Holistic Health on 5679 5593 or book an appointment online today.
Together we can discuss the benefits, goals and approaches to achieve long term health and well-being.
One-on-one session with Chris
Yoga Therapy sessions would be normally one-on-one focused on the client specific needs, but sessions can be made in small groups where all participants experience the same condition, encouraging interaction between participants where experiences can be shared.
Conditions where yoga therapy treatment may help are back pain, fatigue, multiple sclerosis, cancer, addiction, high blood pressure, depression and PTSD. In helping a client, the yoga therapist may use asanas (poses) for stretching and alignment, meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), mantras, visualization and many more available techniques.
Yoga therapists undertake additional training and have more than just a knowledge of yoga philosophy, asanas and pranayamas, they have knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease, medical care, ayurveda and other healing modalities to be able to offer the best care to a client.
In the first session, our Yoga Therapist Chris will listen to your needs and make a physical assessment with appropriate testing. Together you will discuss goals, and with your commitment and consent, formulate a plan. This plan will be a framework with clear times for progress assessments. to record your benefit from Yoga Therapy.
Whether advanced in yoga or a beginner, it is often surprising how enjoyable and beneficial private yoga therapy lessons are compared to larger group class formats, particularly for those experiencing health concerns or chronic pain. If you are looking for more natural and alternative methods to improve your health and reduce stress, contact us to learn how we can help you to walk through this journey.
“Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union- the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”
– B.K.S. IYENGAR