"True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming." — Aadil Palkhivala
Why Medical Therapeutic Yoga?
The idea of using yoga as a means to heal has been around for thousands of years, however when combined with physical therapy, becomes far more effective. Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) takes evidence-based practice and streamlines clinical assessment and management to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes. MTY is guided by the biopsychosocial model, a person-centered model of rehabilitation and wellness care. This methodology changes both the practice of yoga and rehabilitative science by combining them, making MTY a distinct and separate practice.
Rehabilitation is a journey. Through Medical Therapeutic Yoga, which includes prescribed breath work (pranayama), meditation (dhanya) and poses (asana), you can achieve your immediate goals and begin your quest to optimize your health for a lifetime journey of wellness.
Benefits of Medical Therapeutic Yoga:
- Improved flexibility
- Increased muscle strength
- Decreased pain
- Increased blood flow
- Enhanced lymphatic circulation
- Restored concentration and focus
- Mind and body relaxation
- Deeper and less interrupted sleep
- Reduced stress, anger and fear
- Inner strength/self-awareness
- Discovery of the power of the present moment