Yoga Therapy

 WHY TAKE A YOGA THERAPY SESSION?

TO SUPPORT RECOVERY FROM INJURY OR CHRONIC ILLNESS.

” I feel that the practices (combined with traditional medical intervention) helped to keep my immune system healthy, strong and on track. Not once was i neutropenic, which I’ve been told is quite rare. Physically, the exercises helped to relieve general joint pain and the digestive system, and the arm and shoulder ones were a great accompaniment to the general physio exercises  I had been set up to help improve movement in my arm post-surgery.  I also found the short relaxation exercises you taught me invaluable in being able to mentally deal with the insomnia, which is part and parcel with all of the drugs.” LA, Leamington Spa

“Thank you so much for helping me with my lower back problems. The exercises you have showed me have really worked, and I have much less trouble getting to sleep. I was really impressed with the way you assessed my weak areas and designed a programme specifically for me.” KF, Barford

A Yoga therapy session will provide you with specialised Yoga practices and, if requested, dietary guidelines, designed empower you in a very complete way  in  your healing process: these self-healing tools give yoga a sense of control over your own pain-relief and health management to support the work of your primary health carer.

Practices you are given may be any one of, or combination of the following:

  • specialised yoga movements
  • pranayama (breathing practices)
  • deep relaxation & pain-relief techniques
  • meditation techniques
  • personalised dietary guidelines based on Ayurvedic principles
  • These practices can bring relief of symptoms and help your body and mind to heal at the deepest level.

CAN YOGA THERAPY HELP ME?

Yoga therapy sessions can bring relief to most chronic ailments. Acute conditions cannot be addressed by Yoga therapy. Conditions which can be helped by Yoga Therapy include:

  • Pain relief
  • Back pain, hip problems, neck and shoulder pain
  • Knee pain/problems
  • Weight Loss
  • Nervous system problems
  • Depression and anxiety
  • ME & CFS, Fibromyalgia
  • MS
  • Parkinsons,
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Boosting immune function
  • Hypertension
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Structural anamolies such as scoliosis.
  • Insomnia

HOW DO THE SPECIALIST YOGA PRACTICES WORK?

the Yoga therapy practices you will learn, will help to bring balance to your nervous system, remove blockages in your energy system, support the boosting of your immune system and balancing of your endocrine system. They will bring pain relief, ease anxiety, insomnia, depression and other states of mind that so often accompany chronic illness.

Dietary advice based on Ayurveda and macrobiotics works with the biochemistry of your body very safely and effectively using whole grains, sea and land vegetables, legumes, special soups and teas to reduce pain and inflammation, to boost your immunity, strengthen your nervous system, balance blood sugar and metabolism, hormonal and digestive function, and to strengthen your musculo-skeletal system.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A YOGA THERAPY SESSION?

In all cases, you will receive an energetic assessment of your Ayurvedic constitution and doshas(humours) to look at the imbalances which may be triggering symptoms.

In cases where there are musculo-skeletal problems, you will be taken through an individual physical assessment of your musculo-skeletal system, which looks for postural anomalies, and assesses muscle strength/weakness and joint range of motion.

Your stress levels are taken into account, and the degree to which these are triggers for or a by-product of symptoms. Also together we will consider where lifestyle, including diet, might be aggravating your condition, according to Ayurvedic, macrobiotic and yogic teachings.

Based on findings, you will receive a personalised yoga programme of movement, breath, deep relaxation, meditation and visualisation practices, aimed specifically at relieving your symptoms, structured and timed to fit in with your lifestyle and schedule. If required you will also be emailed dietary guidelines to follow for a period of 3-4 weeks.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

After your first yoga therapy session, you will be given a personalised set of yoga practices including yoga movements, breathwork, deep relaxation practices, scientifically-researched visualisations and meditations.

You will also receive  the written recommendations for dietary changes where requested/relevant.

To experience benefit from the Yoga practices it is required that you do your personal practices at least 4 times per week , for at least one month. Your personal programme will be created so that it fits comfortably into your daily schedule: the practices usually take no more than 15 – 20 minutes.

We will arrange a follow up meeting of 45 minutes to 1 hour, to adapt your practices as necessary and as your body starts to heal, to adapt your new regime accordingly.

Sometimes it maybe  recommended that you take an Ayurvedic body treatment for pain and/or stress relief: Or a Journey session, especially where there is a high degree of inner mental/emotional stress. Journeys sessions take you through a wonderfully profound process of inner enquiry into the root cause of suffering.

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