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What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy practitioners may blend modern day knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology and western medicine with the time honored tradition of yoga practice, yogic philosophy and ayurveda.  The definition of yoga is “union” or “to yoke”  and the practice of yoga is yoked to health and wellness. When health and wellness are less than optimal yoga practices and philosophy can be used to bring balance to mind, body and spirit.  In the west, we tend to think of yoga as the physical postures into which we shape our body.  Physical fitness is of course a big part of ultimate wellness, but not the only part.

Yoga therapy approaches illness, injury and overall health from a multi-dimensional, holistic perspective that addresses body, mind and spirit. My goal as a yoga therapist is to act as partner and coach to empower each individual to move towards ultimate wellness through the physical and philosophical practice of yoga. Symptom reduction, restored balance, pain management, renewed vitality and improved health are possible benefits of yoga therapy.

Just a few of the conditions addressed by yoga therapy:  pain management, weight loss, fibromyalgia, acute and chronic injury, cardiac disease, cancer, addiction, back pain, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, depression, migraine, arthritis, post traumatic stress disorder and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Yoga therapy is tailored to the individual’s needs and moves the body and mind towards a healing state.  It can also be used to deepen your current spiritual practice no matter what religion or belief system you may have.


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