Yoga is a centuries old physical and philosophical practice designed to connect the head, heart, and hand. The practice is designed to bring us in sync with the present moment and to calm the mind. Yoga is unique in the sense that it offers the challenge of physical work complemented by a calm and steady focus on the breath. Ultimately, the goal is to return to this stable, baseline level at will despite daily frustrations or annoyances.
Whether you currently have a yoga practice or don’t know downward dog from triangle pose, there is something for each person to gain from the therapeutic practice of yoga.
Benefits of Yoga
- Tones muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, bone, and nerve
- Enhances smooth muscle and endocrine gland functioning
- Creates an efficient lymphatic system serving to flush toxins from the body
- Boosts lung capacity and cardiovascular endurance
- Faster recovery from illness and fatigue with a better immune response
- Heightens the learned relaxation response and relieves stress
- Enhances concentration, focus, and attention for increased productivity
- Develops balance and coordination
- Improves flexibility and posture
- Increases total body awareness through movement based education
Tune up your practice
Yoga should not cause injury. Or at least that is what we are told as practitioners. If you are practicing mindfully, then injury is simply not a part of the yoga experience. But injury from yoga does occur. Many classes are too large for alignment to be properly taught or emphasized while other classes may breed a competitive atmosphere. Or sometimes, we just push ourselves more than we know we should.
If a particular pose is causing you pain you run the risk of deeper injury to the tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. You can tune up your practice with a Yoga Tune Up. Whether you are dealing with a specific injury or just need an expert’s suggestions for modification, this evaluation is a good idea for you.
If you are an advanced practitioner, please come prepared to discuss and demonstrate certain poses that are causing you difficulty. If you are new to yoga but would like an introduction, this is the perfect opportunity!
According to the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation, 85% of illness and disease can be prevented through the therapeutic practice of yoga. A diagnosis specific yoga program, individualized for you by a licensed healthcare practitioner, will be sure to meet your current needs and conditions.
Private Yoga or Restorative Yoga Therapy
Sessions take place at Pilates on Kerbey 3700 Kerbey Lane, Austin, TX 78731 or in your home
For more information about yoga, please contact Vanessa.