The practice of Yoga Therapy is to relieve suffering and obtain a healthy body and calm mind. As long as you can breathe, you can do yoga! Every “body” is different. YogaFun offers choices and alternatives in every session. It is to examine and explore habitual ways of responding to stress through movement, standing and balancing postures, and breathing exercises to calm the mind and relax the body. The YogaFun (TM) group and private classes offer individually "prescribed" practices for every body. The type of postures, use of props, and what to practice is prescribed for each person. Age, lifestyle, diet, and fitness histery, is considered for safety, and to make it user friendly (FUN!). As a LifeForce Yoga® practitioner Dr. Kathy incorporates the use of sound (mantra, singing, chanting), movement (asana), imagery (bhavana), and intention (sankalpa), to assist clients in mood management and daily self-care. Controlling allergies, chronic asthma, ACOA issues, and herself a trauma survivor, her daily practice of LifeForce Yoga® and the FUN™ Program helps Dr. Kathy remain resilient and strong in her own life, while attending to the needs of those who seek her services.
Yoga Programs offered:
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Yoga is taught in a flowing vinyasa style. All ages and levels are welcome. Bring a mat, towel, wear loose clothing and an attitude to have fun!
Yoga supplies, props, books, and tapes are available. Individualized programs for personal goals offered.
Aging is an inevitable part of life, but by regularly practicing yoga we can all slow down this process, and remain healthy, vital and youthful well into our nineties.
From improving blood circulation to increasing joint stability, there are many benefits to practicing yoga at any time in life. Stretching exercises loosen and lubricate all the major joints and ligaments, while certain poses will help you maintain your balance, eradicate those twinges and improve your overall posture. Yoga can also help ease menopause symptoms, improve digestion, ease arthritis and reduce high blood pressure.
Man has the natural instinct to explore, and yoga is the perfect forum through which to explore the inner workings of the body. Age is no barrier to yoga, and in fact according to yoga tradition, fifty is the ideal age to develop physically and spiritually because it is a stage in life when the children have grown, the mind naturally becomes more inward looking, and there is time to dedicate to the study and practice of yoga.
Yoga Therapy involves integrating the diverse practices to maximize health or ease emotional pain. Among the tools used in yoga therapy include asana (the physical postures standing, seated, and on the mat); pranayama (breathing exercises); meditation and mental imagery, mindful awareness, and diet.
The word yoga, comes from the Sanskrit word yui which means to yoke or bind and is often used with the word “union” or as a form of discipline. In Yoga Therapy the practices of yoga are applied to individuals with a variety of health conditions, both physical and emotional. Since everyone is different based on anatomy, physiology, genetics, culture, religion, and personal history, Yoga Therapy is individualized for persons seeking a holistic approach to living in balance (mind, body, and spirit).
Yoga itself has shown significant relief from a variety of challenges and is perhaps the best overall stress reduction system known. It is well documented that stress is linked to many medical conditions from migraine headaches, ulcers, alcohol and drug abuse, to diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and recovery from trauma.