Yoga Therapy - Yoga as Preventive Medicine
Yoga’s ability to help manage the stress of modern life has been well documented. It’s a natural, mind-body treatment that is low-tech, relatively inexpensive and safe. It has long been used for restoring balance and harmony, and promoting good health by aligning with the healing forces within.
Yoga therapy is the individualized application of yoga for a broad range of health conditions. It’s a comprehensive and integrative approach, which takes into consideration the whole person – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It is often used as an adjunct to conventional medicine.
Coastal Yoga Therapy takes an evidence-based approach by using proven models that work. Along with years of experience of working one-on-one with students, CYT also relies on a growing body of research to inform its sessions. CYT works closely with students’ other care providers including physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, etc.
The primary goal of each session is to provide students with a therapeutic practice that can be done regularly at home. This practice may include physical postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation.
What you can expect from a yoga therapy session
- Individual attention. The session is all about exploring your barriers and coming up with strategies that work for you.
- Postural assessment and range of motion testing. Our goal will be to reduce discomfort and increase range of motion over time.
- Homework. You will receive postures and exercises that we’ll ask you to do each day. If you experience pain or discomfort, please stop doing the specific exercise and contact us so we may suggest an alternative. But you’ll need to do the work to see progress.
- Mutual commitment. We are both making a commitment to one another – two-way communication is important. Be patient and persistent and become an expert on your body, your condition and your results.