If you’re dealing with back pain, yoga may be just what the doctor ordered. Yoga is a mind-body therapy that’s often recommended to treat not only back pain but the stress that accompanies it. The appropriate poses can relax and strengthen your body. Practicing yoga can help you gain more awareness of your body. This will help you notice where you’re holding tension and where you have imbalances. You can use this awareness to bring yourself into balance and alignment. The methodical breathing increases oxygen flow to the brain and sets a rhythm within the body and mind. This action coupled with the poses and sometimes meditation is said to dissipate stress and anxiety, therefore, relieving back pain caused by psychological and emotional factors. One-on-one and group sessions are available.
Therapeutic yoga is application of yoga postures and practice to the treatment of health conditions and involves instruction in yogic practices and teachings to prevent, reduce, or alleviate, and alleviate structural, physiological, emotional and spiritual pain, suffering, or limitations.
Therapeutic yoga helps in maintain health and can support the healing process in several ways:
- Improve circulation
- Increase energy, improves flexibility, balance also tone & strengthen the body.
- Support proper working of all body systems, including digestive, cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory
- Ease muscle tension and pain
- Improves concentration and memory
- Relax your body and mind.
Who can benefit from therapeutic yoga? Anyone can benefit from yoga. It is complementing traditional medical treatment for a variety of conditions, such as:
- Stress related disorders: anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia etc.
- Musculoskeletal disorders: long term pain, arthritis, back pain, reduced range of movement.
- Neurological disorders: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke.
- Digestive disorders: constipation, IBS, Crohn’s disease, gastritis.
- Cardiorespiratory disorders: asthma, COPD, hypertension.
- Lifestyle disorders: obesity, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, menstrual disorders, kidney disorders.
- For prenatal and postpartum healthcare for expectant women.
Therapeutic yoga sessions – one-on-one session provide individual attention and instruction. Breathing exercises, movement exercises and meditation are taught according to individual’s needs. A plan is designed to let individuals use the techniques they learned as an ongoing self-care practice. Yoga focuses on achieving and maintaining a state of psychophysiological balance. It can be practiced by individuals of any age group.
One-on-one and group sessions are available.