What is Yoga Therapy?
See article: http://www.yogajournal.com/for_teachers/2016
Some people are uncertain whether yoga classes will be more than their body can tolerate. Others are interested in receiving guidance to find the best postures, breathing and meditation techniques for their individual concerns.
Terri provides one-on-one yoga therapy aimed at correcting imbalances in flexibility, strength, motor control, balance, breath control, and body tension. A believer in a truly holistic approach to healing Terri also works with restoring peace and balance to the mind. The yoga postures, breathing exercises and mindful movements in each session are based on current scientific evidence and on ancient yoga practices. Yoga Therapy is an emerging profession that has resulted from the popularity of yoga in the western world. Medical research shows it is among the most effective complementary therapies in treating health problems.
The Benefits of Yapana Yoga Therapy
The idea behind Yāpana yoga therapy is to be able to address individual needs, but to not necessarily do only one style of yoga. Props are used which allows the student to stay in the yoga poses much longer. A typical beginner student couldn’t hold it for much longer than five quick breaths with good alignment. The prop allows them to stay in the pose longer than usual, which allows us to build strength and stability faster and more safely. It also allows the student to work on the relaxation part in the mind, while in a pose building strength, alignment and stability with a calm breath and a steady mind.
When practiced regularly, the benefits are numerous. Improvements can be seen in muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, postural alignment, body awareness, circulation, digestion, hormonal balance, respiration, and immune function. With breath work, mental alertness, concentration and sleep patterns are improved and stress and anxiety is reduced.
Some of the common conditions addressed are: Back and neck pain, musculoskeletal injuries (shoulders, hips, knees,), chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, anxiety, scoliosis, pelvic floor concerns.
Your first Yoga Therapy session will include a review of your current treatment plan received at Keller Athletic Therapy and an overall body assessment so that an individualized treatment plan can be developed to accurately address your specific needs and goals. The recommended treatment plan will be reviewed and discussed prior to commencing treatment.
The treatment length of your first session will depend on the length of time taken for your assessment. Your goals and individual needs are always addressed. Yoga Therapy visits are 75 minutes.
Frequently asked questions:
Is Yoga therapy covered by my health benefits? Not yet
Do I need to have yoga experience? Not at all