Let's start of with what Yoga Therapy is, then we will dive deep on what it can do for you!
Yoga therapy is a mind-body practice that focuses on your physical, emotional and mental health. The practice uses movement, mindfulness, meditation, relaxation and breathing exercises to help you relax, relieve stress and manage underlying conditions or symptoms in addition to treatment by a healthcare provider. Each class is focused on one area of the body and each class is different. From chest/shoulder openers to hip/glute openers or your feet and legs we cover it all! Props (bolsters, blocks, blankets, straps) are used throughout the class. To help you ease into the asana (postures).
Every class touches on the whole body with a heavy emphasis on one major area. A special treat that our offered during Yoga Therapy at Green Lotus are the use of massage balls, and EFT tapping, This beautiful combination is used to help you improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
What Yoga therapy can do for you:
Stress Reduction: Yoga therapy includes relaxation techniques and
mindfulness practices that can help reduce stress and promote a
sense of calm and relaxation. These practices can be especially helpful
for individuals dealing with anxiety and stress-related disorders.
Physical Health: Yoga therapy can improve flexibility, strength,
balance, and posture. It may help alleviate chronic pain conditions,
such as lower back pain, arthritis, and migraines. Yoga postures
(asanas) can also support rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries.
Mental Health: Yoga therapy can be used as a complementary
approach to manage mental health conditions like depression,
anxiety, and PTSD. The combination of physical postures, breathing
exercises (pranayama), and meditation can promote emotional
well-being and mental clarity.
Chronic Conditions: It can be beneficial for individuals with
chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and
hypertension. Yoga therapy may help manage these conditions by
promoting a healthier lifestyle and reducing risk factors.
Weight Management: Yoga therapy can aid in weight management
by increasing body awareness, reducing emotional eating, and
promoting mindfulness in eating habits.
Improved Sleep: Yoga therapy practices can improve sleep quality
by helping individuals relax and manage insomnia or other sleep
Enhanced Digestion: Certain yoga poses and breathing exercises
can aid digestion and alleviate digestive issues like indigestion,
constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Hormonal Balance: Yoga therapy can help regulate hormones and
alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances, such as
menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms.
Immune System Support: Regular practice of yoga and relaxation
techniques can boost the immune system and help the body better
cope with illness.
Mind-Body Connection: Yoga therapy emphasizes the mind-body
connection, helping individuals become more aware of their bodies
and their internal processes. This can lead to better self-care and a
deeper understanding of the connection between physical and
Self-Empowerment: Yoga therapy encourages self-care and
self-awareness. It can empower individuals to take an active role in
their health and well-being.
Pain Management: Individuals with chronic pain conditions may
find relief through yoga therapy by improving their pain tolerance,
reducing muscle tension, and enhancing their ability to cope with
It's important to note that yoga therapy should be practiced under the
guidance of a qualified yoga therapist or healthcare professional, especially
if you have specific health concerns or conditions. The therapist can tailor
the practices to your individual needs and monitor your progress. Yoga
therapy is often used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments
and should not be seen as a replacement for medical care when needed.