Yoga therapy is based on principles of mindfulness, meditation, breath and bodywork. It is a therapeutic practice of mindful enquiry, and can also include simple, restorative yoga poses designed to bring body awareness and introspective awareness.
Through yoga therapy, the client feels increased energy levels, better moods and positive thoughts. Using the body as a conduit to feelings, emotions, thoughts, body sensations, the client gains more compassion and kindness for self.
The practice is slow and mindful, bringing increased awareness to breath, body, heart, mind and life. Over time, clients will feel decreased stress rates and increased energy.
Yoga Therapy helps alleviate depression, anxiety, trauma and chronic pain – all stress related conditions, by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, decreasing the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis and increasing GABA (Gamma-Amino Butyric acid) in the body.