What is Therapeutic Yoga ?
Restorative Therapeutic Yoga Teacher
Props used during a Private Therapeutic Yoga Session:
Soothing Meditation Music
Therapeutic Yoga is a relaxing and deep meditative practice that teaches you how to remain centered and grounded during stressful moments. Through the use of hands-on healing, yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and visualization, you will begin to learn how to manage stress and allow your body to release tension and heal itself.
The science behind the benefits of therapeutic yoga was proven by the research of Dr. Herbert Benson. Dr. Benson discovered what is known as the Relaxation Response. The process involves the body's neurological shift from the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system. In other words, you move from a state of tension and stress to a state of calmness and reduced anxiety.
How can therapeutic yoga help you?
1. If you suffer from chronic stress;
2. If you are receiving therapy for anxiety, depression, PTSD or anger.
How do you know therapeutic yoga is helping you?
1. You will start to recognize unhealthy patterns of managing stress;
2. You will begin to incrementally change those negative patterns and develop healthy methods to manage stress.
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” - B.K.S. Iyengar