Forget what you think you know about yoga – not like that – this is practical. A practical adaptation of yoga techniques that is short-term corrective and specialist. Yoga therapy refers to the adaptation of yoga practices and techniques to help individuals facing a health challenge manage their condition.
The longer term goals of yoga are:
• Reduce symptoms of suffering
• Manage those symptoms that cannot be reduced
• Root out underlying causes of the condition
• Improve function in life
Shift perspective and attitude in relation to your health or the life challenge I provide a bespoke service to manage musculoskeletal conditions, chronic back or neck pain, stress and anxiety issues along with breathing pattern disorders.
I deliver one to one care for individuals helping them with their particular condition firstly in terms of applying techniques aiding their rehabilitation/treatment, and secondly, learning techniques and taking responsibility for their health needs, and as a consequence perceiving and thinking differently so helping themselves without reliance on ongoing interventions.
The fundamental principle of yoga is that it is adaptable to meet the changing needs of a person in order to derive the optimum therapeutic benefit. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I use techniques to release deep tensions, using the body and breath, but also sound and meditation. Many of my clients feel better from the first session, and gradually go on to increase energy levels, emotional resilience, gain mental clarity and focus, no more brain fog! Also, through my work as a soft tissue therapist
I am greatly interested in the fascia and chronic pain. Emotions are often held in the body, causing physical symptoms of tension or pain, sometimes contributing to the development of ill-health. When a pattern starts in the nervous system, it then lodges in the muscular system, which then affects the chemistry, finally taking residence in the fascia. But once the pattern is lodged in the fascia, you have to address it at the level of fascia for it to release.
Yoga recognises that in order to change the person, you have to make a deep change in the pattern of your body. Generally, yoga gives the body a chance to calm down. The muscles relax, and then the fascia starts to stretch and release. And that can facilitate the kind of re-patterning that leads to lasting release of chronic holdings and, in many cases, a profound change of mind and body.
Developing better habits of breathing, posture and movement can greatly benefit your overall health and emotional well-being. The mind and body are inextricably linked, and a change in the way you use your body can have lasting effects on how you feel. Feeling more balanced in your body can be a support to finding greater mental clarity and emotional stability.
Of course Yoga can also focus on flexibility and broad muscle groups and it also offers strength as well as structural alignment, proper functioning of various bodily systems and mental steadiness. Yoga is a philosophy to preserve peace of mind, confront and overcome life’s challenges and remind us of what is truly beautiful and surrounds us in abundance.
“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships” – T.K.V. Desikachar