By applying yoga’s tools in a manner that is comfortable, appropriate for daily practice, and is specifically designed for your situation, yoga therapy can help you:
- Improve physical/physiological, mental, and emotional well being
- Manage, reduce or eliminate symptoms that cause suffering
- Change your relationship to your condition, disease or illness
Practices may be short, 10 minutes 2-3 times per day up to 45 minutes per day depending upon the student’s needs and goals. Short evening practices may also be taught.
The postures may be done laying down in bed, sitting in a chair, or standing. They range from simple breathing exercises with no movement, gentle movements coordinated with breath, or more vigorous, intense movements, also coordinated with breath. All breathing instruction is based upon the student’s initial comfort levels.
Working with Anita has provided me tools to improve my physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Anita uses her vast knowledge as well as her intuition to design practices that are accessible to my level and also encourage me to grow and develop my practice. She has tremendous empathy and compassion which make her a wonderful healer. I am grateful to know and learn from Anita.
When you commit to change and take appropriate action based upon your needs, yoga therapy has the potential to make you:
- Feel better in your body—As your yoga therapy practice progresses, in addition to addressing your specific concerns, we will work on your posture, flexibility, strength and balance. You'll notice specific and overall positive change will occur when doing a daily yoga practice.
- Improve your breathing—Yoga therapy includes customized, easy-to-do breathing exercises Over time, your unconcscious breathing patterns will shift; this is vital to improving your health.
- Experience greater mental clarity—A yoga therapy practice reduces mental chatter and leads to increased mental clarity.
- Feel self-empowered—A yoga therapy practice promotes the changes you want to see in yourself. These changes are a direct result of your efforts. Consequently, a sense of self-empowerment is felt which extends to many areas of your life.
- Increase self-awareness—Over time, the attention you give to yourself during your yoga therapy practice increases self awareness. You might begin to notice your shallow breathing or slouching when you sit. Over time mental and emotional patterns become evident.
- The flexibility to deal with life's inevitable challenges—When life gets difficult, the increase in physiological, mental, and emotional resiliency that results from your yoga therapy practice will help you feel calmer when dealing with stress.