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Yoga Therapy

Yoga is quite simply the most powerful system of overall health and well-being. The practice of yoga involves reducing stress, increasing flexibility, improving balance, promoting strength, heightening cardiovascular conditioning, lowering blood pressure, reducing weight, strengthening bones, preventing injuries, lifting mood, improving immune function, increasing oxygen  supply to the tissues, heightening sexual functioning and fulfillment, fostering psychological equanimity and promoting spiritual well-being.

In yoga, you do your spiritual work and it affects the body. You stretch and strengthen the muscles and that affects circulation, digestion and breathing. Yoga says that if you look clearly you will see that everything about you is connected to everything else. From a therapeutic standpoint, this provides the insight that you improve the functioning of any one organ or system by trying to improve them all.

Yoga appears to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of health conditions. Nevertheless, I have noticed in my experience teaching yoga that the general public has very little conception of what yoga has to offer. Part of the problem is that many people who would benefit from yoga shy away from it due to misconceptions about what it is, who can do it and who shouldn’t. So, before you decide to write off yoga therapy as being out of the scope of your body’s capabilities, please take a minute to see and experience for yourself how yoga can be therapeutically practiced by any body.

My name is Jessica, with Yoga for Every Body, and I am a YogaFit® trained instructor who is currently studying yoga therapy. I have a passion for sharing my knowledge of yoga therapy with the world; thus I have created my own YouTube channel, where I post daily videos with the intention of educating the general public on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, offering modifications to traditional hatha yoga poses that will ensure that the practice of yoga is accessible and beneficial for every body, regardless of one’s age, experience, and/or mobility level. Please consider adding yoga to your daily routine, with the intention of restoring your body back to its optimal state of health and wellness.

Use yoga therapy to treat stress

Use yoga therapy to treat back pain.