The science of Yoga has been used to enhance physical and emotional balance. When yoga is practiced with therapeutic intention, it is known as ‘Yoga Therapy.” Yoga Therapy is practiced to manage or facilitate healing by infusing postures, breathing exercises, meditation, relaxation techniques and more. It is the facet of the ancient science of Yoga, which focuses on health and wellness at all levels of the person: physical, emotional and psychological. Empowering individuals to find their own path to self-healing, Yoga Therapy is customized for private or group sessions, creating a strategy dedicated to the overall health and well-being of the client.
Preventing or promoting recovery from physical, emotional and mental ailments, Health Care Practitioners are beginning to include this therapy in their approach to healing. Medical research shows that Yoga Therapy is among the most effective of complementary therapies for several common ailments. Many studies document the effectiveness of Yoga Therapy as a vehicle to increase strength, flexibility and balance, enhance immune function, lower blood pressure, improve psychological health, relieve stress and anxiety and assist in the recovery of many other health conditions.
Yoga Therapy supports the management of:
- Back Pain
- Cancer Management
- Carpal Tunnel
- High Blood Pressure
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle Strengthening
- Post-Surgery Management
- Pregnancy/Childbirth Preparation/Support
- Stress Management
- Weight Management
- Yoga in Corporate Settings
Tools used in Yoga Therapy may include:
- Body Assessment
- Breathing Techniques
- Chair Yoga
- Chakra Balancing
- Deep Relaxation
- Guided Imagery
- Structural Yoga
“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga. It supports individuals facing health challenges at any level to manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and expand the individual’s attitude.” – International Association of Yoga Therapists
To learn more about Yoga Therapy, visit http://www.yogatherapynow.com/
by Beth Blanchard, PYT1000, RYT500, CPU
“I have been practicing Yoga since my early teens. It opened up a new world to me when Yoga was very unknown. After much exploration and a long corporate career in the natural industry, I have come full circle back to my true passion, Yoga. I have witnessed the therapeutic effects it has on others and on myself, and love sharing these healing possibilities.”
Beth is a 1000-Hour Certified Professional Yoga Therapist, a Certified Unergi Practitioner, a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and CPR/First Aid/AED Certified. She has over 20 years’ experience in various Yoga methodologies, which she explored in pursuit of a balanced lifestyle. She is a Homeopathic Trainer with vast experience in that healing modality and has studied nutrition for over 25 years. Beth loves hiking, nature, scuba diving and adventure. She is the mother of two amazing children, who she raised in a holistic environment.
Join Beth for her Healthy Back Class: Utilizing Yoga Therapy on September 23rd!
We will use various Yoga Therapy techniques, to enhance a person’s health and wellness, including chair yoga poses, breath work, guided relaxation, and more. The class is tailored to emphasize physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Yoga Therapy incorporates a therapeutic intent as a preventative or curative means to manage or facilitate healing. Prior Yoga experience is not necessary for this class. Click the link above for more details including how to RSVP!