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WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?

Yoga therapy is a combined practice of ancient healing tools and modern medical science.  The therapeutic approach to Yoga is founded on the theory that we are multidimensional beings. Our different dimensions, or layers are the physical body, the mind, emotions, and spirit. Our lifestyle, dietary patterns, associations, attitudes, professions and the environment that we live in are also contributing factors to our wellbeing.  Each of our layers and additional factors are interrelated to each other and to our state of health.

 

WHAT IS A YOGA THERAPY SESSION?

A Yoga therapy session includes listening, observation, and the creation of a healing and uniquely tailored Yoga practice. Practice sessions include asana (Yoga postures), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, and other self-care tools that are easily adapted into the individual’s daily life.

The idea is that Yoga therapy is a self-empowering way for a person to participate in his or her healing process through awareness. The intention behind the practice is to help each person establish healthy patterns for healing and to reconnect with his or her fullest potential and inner resources for optimum health. Each practice is personalized to specific needs, ability, and intention. Yoga Therapy compliments other systems of health care and is often used in conjunction with other health care treatments.