Why Yoga Therapy

During the last decade yoga as therapy has become accepted into traditional and integrative medicine. Many research studies have found that yoga has a positive effect on various diseases and health conditions, low back pain and high blood pressure to name a couple. Yoga has been found to be very effective for restoring vitality and strength, especially for active baby boomers and seniors.

Many research studies have found that yoga has a positive effect on various diseases and health conditions, low back pain and high blood pressure to name a couple, especially for active baby boomers and those over 50.

Thousands of years ago yoga postures were developed in India. The yogi’s believed the lungs were the major “pump” of the body (versus the heart in western medicine) and incorporated breathing techniques with the postures which was very different from other healing philosophies of the time.

Almost every movement we make in some way affects the spine: that’s how central our spine is to our over-all good health. The spinal cord is the main electrical conduit of the nervous system.

Today in western science we know that the spine is one of the most sophisticated and complex structures in our body. Almost every movement we make in some way affects the spine: that’s how central our spine is to our over-all good health. The spinal cord is the main electrical conduit of the nervous system. The nervous system controls and regulates all the other systems in the body.

The brain is the high-energy electrical transformer sending signals to the nervous system. Your thoughts are processed by the brain and transformed into electrical impulses that travel through your nerves to all parts of your body. It is all interconnected. Yoga postures and techniques were designed to keep the spine supple and to work with mental tensions. Your mind and your body are intimately connected.

The brain is the high-energy electrical transformer sending signals to the nervous system.  Your thoughts are processed by the brain and send signals that travel through your nerves to all parts of your body.

It is all interconnected.

Yoga serves the body in the following way

  •  Relax and refresh after daily activities
  •  Enhance quality of life and improvement of relationships
  •  Increase attention and focus in children and adults
  • Improve in personal and professional productivity
  • Reduce stress and stress-related problems
  • Stabilize mental and emotional challenges – depression, anxiety, etc.
  • Alleviate a wide range of physical ailments – back pain, arthritis, etc.
  • Help in the recovery from illness – post surgery, injuries etc.
  • Maintain vitality from youth through old age
  • Support women through many life changes, including PMS, pregnancy, and menopause

Yoga integrates new levels of functionality resulting in a more balanced and positive lifestyle

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