Yoga is not just a form of exercise. The physical practice is just one part of yoga. By doing yoga postures, we direct our attention to the body, which is novel for some of us that live in our heads. Breath control or pranayama is another tool used in yoga to improve our mind-body awareness.
How does the way we think, move, and feel affect the rate and rhythm of our breath? How does our posture and muscle tone change when we are anxious or upset? Can changing our posture or the rate of our breath influence our muscle tone, posture or the way we feel? These are just some of the questions answered through practice.
The practice of yoga gives us the tools to access a mental state where we function and perform at our best. A few minutes a day could make a big difference in your life.
Private yoga session
A private yoga session is just that. One-on-one I will work with you to help you develop a home practice. If you’ve never done yoga before, have an injury you are concerned about, or you have any other condition that may require modifications, I can help. A private session may also focus on developing better body awareness or help you learn how to control your breathing more effectively, it’s up to you! These sessions can be a lot of fun and a chance for you to play, explore, or ask questions in a private setting.
Yoga therapy is applying the art and science of yoga to healing. We start with your goals, which could be anything from pain relief and improved sleep to being less reactive with a loved one. Through a questionnaire and assessment, I will guide you with the yoga tools and strategies I feel will most effectively nurture and facilitate balance for your unique circumstance. The benefits of applied therapeutic yoga are the shifts that happen internally through your experience and practice. Homework is part of the process so you can immediately apply what you learn during our session to your daily life.