Yoga Therapy

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What is Yoga?

There are many different ideas related to Yoga, where it comes from, what it is all about, and how to practice a range of techniques.

Generally, it is recognised as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices derived from the Vedic tradition of India and the Himalayas, more than 2500 years ago. It is a system that recognises the multi-dimensional nature of the human person, and primarily relates to the nature and workings of the mind, based on experiential practice and self-enquiry.

In Yoga, the body, breath and mind are seen as a union of these multi-dimensional aspects of each and every human being. The system and various techniques of Yoga cultivate the experience of that union, leading to greater integration of being, internal peacefulness, and clarity of the mind. It is a system that is designed to cultivate health and happiness, and a greater sense of self-awareness and higher consciousness.

Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.

Yoga is an approach to life that values appropriate effort, based on balance and harmony, within each person and with each other.


What are the research benefits of Yoga?

Quality research is important for any field of well-being, health-care and personal development. It could be argued that the practice of yoga has undergone hundreds of years of research through the trialing of the ancient practitioners, who in turn observed the effects upon their students.

In recent years there have been a growing number of well designed studies into the health benefits of yoga. These show that the practice of yoga is safe, useful and very cost effective for a wide range of conditions and life-stages.




What is Yoga Therapy?


Yoga therapy is a type of therapy that uses yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health. The holistic focus of yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga therapy may help with issues such as chronic back or neck pain, poor posture, sports injury recovery, pain and lack of mobility due to arthritis, general injury recovery / rehab.





When to attend a private Yoga class?

If you are suffering with an injury then a private class is best suited to you so certain poses can be eliminated or added depending on what you require. Another advantage is the ability to focus on stretching or strengthening certain muscle groups in order for your body to have complete rehabilitation.

Just like a normal Yoga class your body will benefit from the increased flexibility and strength, increased range of motion to joints, twisting postures to rid the abdominal organs of toxins and kick starting your lymphatic system to leave your immune system feeling refreshed. Breathing exercises are also incorporated into your private class which help manage stress/anxiety and calm your nervous system leaving you feeling balanced and relaxed.


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