What is Yoga Therapy

  • Yoga therapy is a holistic healing discipline that offers a broad range of tools for supporting health, healing and personal transformation. One of the key advantages of a system like yoga is that it views the human system as a holistic entity that is made up different dimensions (physical body, breath, mind, personality traits, and emotions) that are mutually dependent on and mutually influence one another. Some of the most profound tools that yoga offers include: conscious breath regulation, meditative practices, visualizations, use of vocal sounds, lifestyle changes and dietary recommendations among many others. This makes the healing process very comprehensive and extremely specific to the individual.

  • Yoga therapy consists of one-on-one sessions with Janine, and includes gentle movement, breath and meditation practices to re-pattern dysfunctional movement, alignment, mental and breath patterns. It is suitable for people with physical, mental and spiritual challenges who have the desire to learn practices that can alleviate suffering on all levels. Some of the common conditions addressed are: back and neck pain, musculoskeletal injuries (shoulders, hips, knees, etc), chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines/headaches, pregnancy, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, incontinence, depression, anxiety, and more.
  • The other key advantage of yoga therapy is that it empowers people in the healing process. Rather, than being a passive recipient of treatment, the student is actively engaged in the path to well-being and is primarily responsible for their recovery. While yoga by itself can alleviate a number of problems, it is particularly effective as a complement to other forms of healthcare, both alternative and conventional.

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