Yoga is an ancient Indian practice which utilizes breathing techniques, physical poses, and meditation for both physical and mental benefits. Yoga by itself has been known to alleviate pain, but it is particularly powerful when used alongside other forms of treatment, both conventional and alternative. Studies have demonstrated the effects of yoga on chronic spinal pain, anxiety, depression, and functional disability.
What can yoga help with?
Yoga incorporates certain postures to help strengthen and stretch different systems in the body including the cardiovascular system, lungs, muscles, and nervous system. In the western world we tend to live high stress lifestyles, which may contribute to physical ailments such as migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and back pain. The practice of yoga can reduce stress levels and, as a result, physical symptoms.
What kind of yoga do we offer?
In our practice we offer yoga therapy as an integral component of our complementary medicine program and in conjunction with our western model of medical spine care. Sessions are offered in either private or semi-private settings in a soothing environment utilizing a Vinyasa style approach. Vinyasa yoga links body movement with the breath as you transition through a sequence of poses. Jessica, our licensed yoga instructor, offers a variety of poses, breathing and meditative techniques that will be tailored to each individual patient’s level and needs.