Yoga Therapy is a self-care approach to wellness. The aim is to work together, client and therapist, to explore the most appropriate techniques and tools that will be most helpful to improve your health or to support any on-going issues that may be causing stress or some of the other negative impacts of illness, injury or pain.
The practice of Yoga must be done with commitment, willingness, and enthusiasm to discover more about you, and what your body, mind and spirit yearns for.
Yoga is a combination of physical and mental disciplines which make the body stronger and healthier, the mind calmer and more controlled helping towards a healthier, more positive, and active approach to life.
Breathing techniques (pranayama) will increase capacity, improve control of your breathing, and allow the body to work in harmony with the breath. It has been shown that stress and pain can be reduced through the use of pranayama.
Breathing forms the fundamental basis of all Yoga work. Breath is life!
What will happen?
Prior to the first session a therapy form will be completed giving information about general health, previous and current specific issues to be considered.
At the first session the form will be reviewed and any further information gathered about daily routines, lifestyle choices (diet, sleep, activity), and what is important to you, what you hope to gain from the sessions in the short and long term.
Working together we will determine the approach to be taken and explore some techniques that you will be able to use from the first day. Establishing the amount of time you have to practice the tools is paramount, and then a short programme will be written to take away with you.
In subsequent sessions there will be a brief review of how the practice is working for you and then you will be guided through the practice with elements being changed, or additional tools added as needed.