Specialists in YOGA THERAPY and Individually Designed Yoga Practice
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"Fourteen years after sustaining an incomplete spinal injury and other injuries in a motor vehicle crash, by chance I attended a Yoga class led by Nick Wilson. At the class I was impressed by Nick's constant message to all attendees that Yoga is not about forcing your body into difficult poses but rather respecting the current range of movement in your body and building a regular practice around that. I have done a daily therapeutic yoga practice for over four years which has made a huge difference to my body strength, suppleness and range of joint movement such that the quality of life is significantly improved." Karen Holland
The primary aim of yoga therapy is to assist in the healing process, in combination with any other treatment not as a replacement. The goal is to provide each person with a yoga that is right for them. Below are some explanations which may assist you in taking that first step towards yoga for healing.
Yoga often helps in the healing process when you think there are few options left
depression - anxiety - addiction - obsessive/compulsive - chronic fatigue - hypertension - asthma - migraines - muscular rehabilitation - back problems - loss of confidence in mobility - ankle, hip & knee problems - neck & shoulder problems - digestive disorders. Any condition or situation can be worked with.
What is yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy is a complimentary approach to healing. It can be used alongside any other form of treatment and is completely safe. User friendly postures combined with breathing exercises and relaxation techniques are designed to address the concerns of each individual. It is designed specifically for each individual and is taught one on one. No previous experience necessary.
It works on improving a person’s overall wellbeing as well as addressing specific health concerns. It is a holistic approach working on all levels. The idea of no pain no gain plays no part in yoga therapy. At the end of a session there should be an increased sense of wellbeing and ideally, over a period of time, a reduction of symptoms. When the condition is permanent the focus is on improving the mental/emotional state and controlling the effects of the condition as well as improving the overall health non-specifically.
Who can do yoga therapy?
It is open to anyone, any age, size or capacity, in any circumstance. There is generally something that can be done to improve someone’s situation. Even in more serious life threatening circumstances solace and comfort can be provided through relaxation, breathing and visualisation techniques. Yoga can be done sitting, lying or standing; whatever is appropriate for the person.
What can yoga therapy help with?
Any condition can be worked with. First there are those conditions which often respond quite readily with therapeutic yoga practice. Second there are more complicated conditions that respond more slowly over a period of time, usually in combination with other treatment. Some conditions are permanent and the role of yoga therapy in this case is to help control the symptoms and provide relief and improve mental/emotional stability. When the situation is terminal yoga can provide the tools to help a person towards acceptance and peace.
What is required?
The commitment and motivation to practice yoga on a regular basis, 1-2 a day for about 15-20 minutes. The great secret of yoga is simply doing it regularly. The practice itself will not be difficult it is designed to be within a persons comfort zone with no struggle or strain.
How does the process work?
First there is a consultation followed shortly after by a session in which the yoga practice is designed and taught. After this a follow-up session approx. week later and a further one approx 2-4 weeks after that. Support is available at anytime and further sessions as required or on request.
What about classes?
Classes may or may not be appropriate for someone doing a daily
therapeutic yoga practice as certain things alleviate certain
conditions whilst aggravating others. Classes in any case would be
an added extra not a replacement.
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