What Is Yoga Therapy?
Everyone is a candidate for yoga therapy. Regardless of age or physical ability, this approach meets you where you are and empowers you with tools to get where you want to go.
Let’s work together to explore the yoga-based practices that will support you in achieving your unique health and wellness goals.
Heal, grow and transform through this mind-body approach that addresses the needs of the whole person, rather than an isolated symptom or condition.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy
Yoga-based practices can improve many aspects of cognitive functioning including memory, attention, and problem-solving skills. Additionally, meditation can reduce age-related decline in fluid intelligence.
Yoga and meditation have been shown to enhance sleep quality and reduce insomnia. This lessens the need for sleep medications which often have numerous negative side effects.
Regular practice can improve cardiovascular function and reduce stress on the heart. This benefits many common conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and atrial fibrillation.
Yoga teaches individuals how to balance their stress response, thereby building greater capacity for self-regulation. This can improve mood and reduce depression and anxiety.
The breadth of yoga-based practices strongly supports numerous aspects of healthy aging including improvements in strength, flexibility, balance, bone density, memory, and social connection.
Source: Khalsa, S.B., Cohen, L., McCall, T. & Telles, S. (2016). The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care. United Kingdom: Handspring Publishing.
Clinical research investigating the benefits of yoga for a wide range of common conditions is ongoing. In addition to promoting an overall healthy lifestyle and healthy aging, current research supports the use of yoga therapy for a wide range of conditions including those listed below. Click on each condition below for more information.
YOGA THERAPY GOES BEYOND POSES
At Explore we work together to find solutions that go beyond your yoga mat.
Your wellness is multifaceted and so is our approach.
Each individualized wellness plan might include the following: