In past studies meditation has been shown to worsen symptoms for this population. Yoga and pranayama however seem to work pretty well by lessening symptoms and improving quality of life.
It is so potent to train the mind through movement in breath. This serves as a great reminder to us all of why we practice. The effect of balancing the physical and pranic bodies through movement with breath is felt every time we step onto our mats. To self heal in this way, even if you are not suffering with such a difficult mental condition, is a great service to ourselves and everyone around us. If you know anyone suffering from mental issues like anxiety or depression, a Yoga Therapist may be of great service to them. Spread the word.
Taking control over our well being is our birthright and yoga therapy is a gem available to all.
Most of us western yoga teachers have a similar path that looks something like this: We realize we are suffering (from an illness, anxiety, watching family age poorly, etc.) We find yoga and it helps us We want to share this amazing helpful thing called yoga with others We see our local studio has a […]
Yoga therapy is a relatively new method of healing born out of an ancient tradition. Yoga has been around for over 1,000 years. The idea of using yoga in a therapeutic context has been credited to Tirumalai Krishnamacharya who died in 1981 at the age of 100. We can think of yoga therapy the same […]
Listen in as Brandt discusses how a Yoga Therapist might work with a client who has already been to physical therapy, as well as some of the different approaches between the two therapies.