Essentially, yoga therapy is the application of yoga practices to alleviate physical and mental health conditions with the view of promoting self-care and encouraging overall well-being. Whilst the practice of yoga in general aims to cultivate the body and mind and hence has the potential for therapeutic effects, in yoga therapy you are using specific yoga practices and their known benefits to help alleviate or improvement mental and physical ailments.
Kate has been a yoga practitioner for over 15 years. We are very proud to bring you all this opportunity to work with Kate. Her yoga therapy sessions have helped so many people – why not give it a try?
It’s important to note that this therapy does not require any previous experience of yoga and is open to everyone – whether completely new or an experienced practitioner.
Yoga therapy is particularly useful for anyone who suffers with anxiety or panic attacks, and has the aim to treat all the symptoms of anxiety. These include:
There are many conditions which can cause anxiety and the practices will be helpful for people with these.
It will also be useful for people who experience symptoms of stress and anxiety and are looking for a way to manage the way they feel, including those with GAD (generalised Anxiety Disorder), Panic Disorder, phobias (including social phobia) PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
Kate will help you gradually progress, to begin with, you will release tension (using movement within breath) enabling you to move forwards. She will focus on lengthening the exhale; starting with simple exercises which then become more subtle and internal. Each week the effect will be the priority, to begin by calming and letting go, building towards a stabilising and grounding effect. There will be yoga postures combined with breathing techniques and eventually sound and mantra to enhance these effects.
Our yoga therapy sessions will be available to book from December 2021 on a Friday afternoon. Please click BOOK to enquire or send through any questions you have.