uses all the tools of Yoga including physical movement and stretching, breath control, mindfulness and meditation to restore your health and well-being. We combine physio knowledge to relieve pain and restore your mobility. Suitable for all ages and fitness.
What is Yoga + Physio?
Physiotherapy and Yoga both treat physical conditions, Yoga does more. Yoga helps with relaxing your nervous system, increasing self-awareness, ease of breathing, sleep etc.
With the combination, you can take control over your condition and learn how to help yourself.
Pain is a complex science incorporating the mind and the body. Physio + yoga therapy is well-placed to relieve pain.
Branches of Yoga:
Asana are physical postures that improve balance, postural alignment, strength, flexibility, and physiological health.
Pranayama are breathing practices that can change your energy, either relaxing or energising you, and improve your ease of breathing.
Meditation practices may help to calm your body and mind, and help you know yourself more deeply.
Yamas and Niyamas are yoga philosophies to help you understand your perceptions, beliefs, and reactions to pain and/or suffering. They enhance knowledge that may help relieve suffering.
With an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, how bodily systems function together, biomechanics of the body’s movements, inflammation, and injury rehabilitation A-J can direct you in effective therapy practices.
How do you know if Yoga is for you?
Yoga can suit everyone. The teacher can vary; our type of yoga is therapeutic combining flexibility, strength and balance with breath work and mindfulness. It can be slow and easy, or challenging, options are given to you depending on your starting point. By the way…you are never too stiff, too mobile, or too unfit for yoga!
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.
Qualities such as enhanced vitality, health, reduced pain and stiffness, sleep, improved posture, and a calm mind are all possible!
We will work together to achieve your objectives.
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.
- 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.
All these are possibilities. They require work from you with guidance from a therapist.
“Yoga Therapy is the application of holistic healing practices to help you heal from physical and psychological pain and dysfunction”.
Six benefits of yoga:
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.
It 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.