Contemplative Practice Yoga®Therapy
Yoga Therapy is a gentle therapy unlike yoga therapies based in physical therapy. We never push you, exhaust you, or ask you to do anything painful. Private therapy sessions address specific physical pain or problems. Each session is tailored to your personal needs. This is not a work out. Each session provides pain relief.
Our goal is to get you out of pain and teach you how to do this for yourself, so that you are not dependent on a therapist. We give you simple, easy, effective poses specific to your needs. We give you a practice that meets your physical needs and fits into your time constraints.
Yoga therapy sessions are most often private one-on-one sessions, or semi-private (two people).
Yoga Therapy may use one of two techniques, or a combination of both in any given session, depending on client needs. The two techniques are:
1. Yoga Poses in Therapy (Asanas)
You are assisted through a series of gentle, carefully selected poses specific to your needs. These are specifically chosen to reduce any pain you may be experiencing or help increase mobility. Each pose is fully supported, allowing for opening and softening into the pose, rather than forcing or “imposing” the pose upon the body. You remain comfortable and at ease throughout. This is a gentle, tranquil process.
2. Quintessence Yoga Therapy™
Quintessence yoga therapy™ is for those who have a very limited range of mobility, are in chronic pain, or are experiencing intense pain. You rest in a comfortable, relaxed position on your back either on the floor, or on a massage table if you cannot reach the floor. You are supported with blankets and cushions. The therapy consists of soft, gentle touch on some of your bones which releases the tension in the muscles along your spine in. This is a very gentle but deep release of the muscle tensions which are causing pain or discomfort.
The benefits of Yoga Therapy are:
• Releases chronic tension throughout your body
• Helps relieve stress and stress-related conditions throughout your body
• Helps to reduce neck and back pain
• Helps to balance your immune system
• Quiets your mind which gives you peace of mind