Hi! I am so glad you are considering yoga therapy as an integrative medicine option.
So, “What really is yoga therapy?” I describe yoga therapy as the integration and adaptation of yogic principles and practices to the western medical model. It is the application of yogic techniques to specific and persistent physical, mental, and emotional ailments. Yoga therapy practices are designed specifically for the individual to help reduce symptoms, restore balance, and offer approachable tools to manage health conditions and facilitate healing. Above all, yoga therapy empowers people at any stage of life, to take control of their health.
Yoga therapy is as much a collaborative process as it is an individual one. It is important that honesty and trust are established. Being that this is your journey, individual mindfulness of these practices is encouraged to take with you “off the mat” to aid in progression. I strongly believe that through conscious awareness you can overcome your ailment, better manage your symptoms, and develop a deeper understanding of your body’s healing system with the ultimate goal of improving your overall quality of life. Through these teachings and conscious awareness you become your own healer and I am simply an educator on this unique 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.”