Yoga is the physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. The term yoga can be derived from either of two roots, yujir yoga (to yoke) or yuj samādhau (to concentrate). Yoga is the union of the individual psyche with the transcendental self. Enhancing strength and flexibility, yoga is a mind-body practice that involves various poses and deep breathing exercises.
Yoga is regularly used as a complementary intervention for cancer, depression, asthma, and heart disease. In national surveys, long-term yoga practitioners in the United States report physical improvements, a general sense of well-being and aliveness.
What to Expect
Skilled practitioners use body-centered psychotherapy to support clients in becoming aware of the relationship between what they experience in your body and how they live their lives. Our bodies hold memories and emotions, just like our brains, and therefore chronic pain and stress can be the result of blocked or unresolved emotions stored in your body. Through a process of assisted yoga postures in combination with non-prescriptive talk therapy, clients often discover that patterns of habitual physical and/or emotional tension are linked to ways of thinking and being in daily life.