Yoga therapy is a specialized program that uses adaptive yoga techniques to help people facing chronic pain or other physical challenges. While each person has a different issue to overcome, yoga therapy aims to:
The core philosophy of yoga focuses on creating a strong and balanced body capable of sustaining a steady mind with a deepening awareness of one’s higher self by inherently understanding the interconnections between the mind, body, breath, thoughts, feelings through experience. The postures and practices of yoga are known to boost one’s overall sense of wholeness and unity, the true meaning of yoga. The insight gained through a structured yoga practice helps you cope with daily challenges, whether that means learning to manage social anxiety, being healthy enough to walk unassisted at the grocery store, or maintaining peak condition for competitive sports.
Yoga is a well-known method for increasing one’s physical activity while calming the nervous system. If you’re bothered by physical problems, yoga therapy provides an effective way to relieve back pain, neck and shoulder pain, as well as sciatica and the type of pain and muscle stiffness caused by arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Yoga therapy also plays a vital role in rehabilitating sports injuries and any other old injuries you may be trying to ignore.
Yoga therapy uses individually-tailored yoga postures with concentrated breathing to help clients:
With a professional who’s well-trained as a therapeutics yoga instructor and as a health psychologist, you’ll get the expertise you need in order to reap the optimal benefits from yoga therapy. Dr. Hurst takes the time to learn about your history, talk about your challenges, assess you physically and then develop a yoga practice customized to meet your needs. She’ll help you restore balance and progress beyond the present challenge to promote long-term health and greater awareness.