Yoga Therapy is a complimentary and holistic approach to self healing. I work with you to identify your goals, what is currently working for you and what aspects of Yoga Therapy may compliment your overall plan for health and wellness.
How Yoga Therapy Works
In Yoga Therapy, we are a team working towards your health and wellbeing. In order for Yoga Therapy to work for you, there needs to be an investment in yourself and your goals for this therapeutic practice. In our first meeting, we will discuss a number of topics that will help to build a full picture of where you are at now, and how I may assist you in your wellness journey. These topics include physical, energetic, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. All information you provide is held in complete confidence. Along with our discussion, we will do a brief physical assessment to complete the initial appointment. From there, it is up to you to follow through on a plan that we will mutually agree upon.
I provide you with the support, options and tools to your personalised plan. This plan may involve one or more aspects of yoga. For example, asana (postures), pranayama (breath awareness and techniques), mudra (gestures), mantra (statements), relaxation or meditation practices. I also work with any existing care providers you may already be seeing: GP, specialist and allied health practitioners. Yoga Therapy is intended to compliment your current care plan.
Who is Yoga Therapy For?
While the concept of Yoga Therapy feels relatively new to Australia, it is based on the foundations and history of yoga and supported by modern scientific research. Scientific studies have shown up to 117 health conditions have been helped by yoga (McCall 2019). It can be a useful approach to improving quality of life and compliments the management of many conditions. Here are some examples from Doctor Timothy McCall’s extensive list:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Chronic Pain – Back, Neck
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Scoliosis (Curvature of the spine)
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Yoga Therapy Coming by 2023
I am currently in training to become a Yoga Therapist. It involves an extensive amount of training and mentoring after I complete the training curriculum. I hope to be offering this service by 2023.