"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
The idea of using yoga as a means to heal has been around for thousands of years, though it is only recently that Medical Therapeutic Yoga has been introduced and integrated into Western medicine. The philosophy of yoga is simple: the mind and body are one entity and can be connected through concentration on the breath. It is in this state that you reach self-awareness, free yourself of stress and anxiety and open yourself up to living in the present.
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