Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy uses pranayama breathing/gentle physical postures to support optimal alignment (Asana) and meditation to assist individuals with utilizing natural healing processes to reduce stress, increase healing and improve overall health. Some of the health benefits of Yoga are:
- improved respiration, energy and vitality
- can boost immune system
- maintaining a balanced metabolism
- reduces stress and anxiety
- weight reduction
- cardio and circulatory health
Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. “Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate,” says Dr. Natalie Nevins. “Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.” (American Osteopathic Association)
Therapeutic yoga is an inherently holistic approach, simultaneously working on the body, mind, and spirit. Various yoga practices systematically strengthen different systems in the body, including the heart and cardiovascular system, the lungs, muscles, and the nervous system. Yoga practices can improve function of the digestive system, foster psychological well-being, and improve oxygen delivery to tissues. Yoga also can help the body more efficiently remove waste products, carcinogens, and cellular toxins.
Yoga Therapy involves a one-on-one session to learn breathing and use the body’s natural healing capabilities to increase physical, emotional health and positive wellbeing.