Yoga Therapy

Uses all the tools of Yoga to help you heal. It includes physical postures, breath control, mindfulness and meditation, self awareness, and lifestyle practices to restore your health and well-being. We combine physio knowledge with Yoga.

We treat you, and educate you about your condition, so you can ultimately heal yourself. 

What is Yoga + Physio?

Yoga is an amazing adjunct to Physiotherapy. It can help with relaxing your nervous system to enhance healing, increase self-awareness, ease of breathing, and sleep, and it can change your attitude toward your body and pain. As a Physiotherapist A-J combines yoga with an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, how bodily systems function together, biomechanics of the body’s movements, inflammation, and injury rehabilitation.

 

Relieving longstanding pain is complex, and involves the body, mind and spirit. There is evidence to show Yoga helps relieve pain. 

Branches of Yoga:

Asana –  physical postures that improve balance, postural alignment, strength, flexibility,  and physiological health.  

Pranayama  –  breathing practices that can change your energy, either relaxing or energising you, and improve your ease of breathing.

Meditation – may help to calm your body and mind, and help you know yourself more deeply.

Yamas and Niyamas philosophies to help you understand your perceptions, beliefs, and reactions to pain and/or suffering. They enhance knowledge that may help relieve suffering.

 

How do you know if Yoga is for you?

Actually… Yoga can suit everyone! A good teacher can vary your prescription of yoga to suit you. It can be slow and easy, or challenging, you start where you are at and work toward your goal. You are never too stiff or too mobile for yoga! Yoga can be done by everyone.

 

Yoga Therapy includes;

  • Physical postures – for stretching, strength, posture and balance.
  • Mindfullness – begin to feel your body; where it is tight, strong, weak etc. Knowledge is power.
  • Breathing practices to change your nervous system and restore mobility through parts of your spine and chest you never knew were tight.
  • Meditation to calm and/or focus the mind. 
  • Guidance in wellbeing and self care – exercise, sleep, rest, relationships, compassion.
  • Enhance your overall well-being and health.

Enhance your vitality, health, reduce pain and stiffness, improve sleep, improve posture, and calm your mind with Yoga.

What to Expect

Yoga is a self-help, non-invasive practice that can enhance the well-being of mind and body. It is holistic and natural. It is cost-effective once you learn how to do it. You can have your own home program designed.

Intial Consult includes: a full assessment of you physically, and of your health and lifestyle.

Follow On Consult includes: being taught a tailor made home Yoga program, more than just physical poses. At Physio Therapy Yoga you are also given physio treatment where requoired.

Third Visit: will reassess how you are going, and make changes to your program as required. 

Yoga Can 

  • help reduce, eliminate or manage your symptoms,
  • reduce overall suffering,
  • improve physical and mental function,
  • restore balance in the body,
  • help prevent the occurrence or recurrence of underlying causes of pain or dis-ease.
  • increase vitality, 
  • improve your attitude to life. 

Work with guidance from your therapist.

“Yoga Therapy is the application of holistic healing practices to help you heal from physical, physiological and psychological pain and dysfunction”.

Six benefits of yoga:

All instruments of yoga are interconnected and can aid the healing of you.

As you practice Asana (physical postures) the mind is focused and can be calmed, as you practice Pranayama (breathing), both the mind and body are energetically changed, and with practice, Meditation and mindfulness can focus the mind and calm the mind and physical body. Yoga practices are they are practised mindfully to focus the mind. In doing so healing is promoted, an environment for healing is created.

Let's get to the bottom of your pain

A-J combines evidence-based knowledge and clinical experience of Physio with the holistic biopsychosocial approach of yoga to treat persistent pain. 

Medical experts state that practicing yoga regularly, even as little as one class per week, can be a safe and effective way to improve mobility, increase function, and reduce pain.

Yoga has the tools to address the root causes of pain and suffering of the individual.

Yoga views the individual as the integration of multidimensional systems involving all aspects of body, breath, mind, intellect, emotions, and spirit.