What aches, pains, or injuries are keeping YOU from living life to the fullest?
Do you need to relieve stress? Whether you have back pain, shoulder injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or a knee replacement you can begin to heal your body through yoga.
If you are ready to be pain free so you can walk, sit, and move with more ease, listen up!
Everyday I encounter people reluctant to give therapeutic yoga a try with reasons varying from “I’m not flexible enough” to “I’m too busy” to “My back hurts and I can’t move much.”
These are the exact people who can benefit the most from learning how to use yoga as physical therapy. Whatever your limitations may be, yoga has the power to benefit you in the following 6 ways:
- Increased Strength – When you mindfully align your body and create resistance using your own weight, you build strength from the inside out.
- Greater Flexibility – By engaging your muscles as you lengthen and stretch, you create more flexibility and increase your range of motion.
- Reduced Stress/ Increased Relaxation – As you pair movement with your breath, you activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which reduces stress and brings on a feeling of peace and relaxation that leads to healing.
- Superior Focus – When you practice therapeutic yoga, you become more in tune and sensitive to your body. With greater awareness, you can shift habitual patterns that do not serve you and move towards creating ease and openness in your body.
- Better Balance – Many therapeutic yoga poses are done with a focus on gaining balance through accessing your core. When you cultivate your core, the top half and bottom half of your body becomes more integrated, so you can move with more ease and confidence.
- Improved Posture – Therapeutic yoga helps align your bones, muscles, and joints so you can stand up tall and face the world with increased confidence.
So if you want to prevent pain, reduce strain, and up your game, don’t make any more excuses. Experience for yourself the benefits of a therapeutic yoga practice, and be empowered to take your health into your own hands.