Yoga therapy utilizes poses, breathing techniques, and meditation to benefit and improve overall health. While any type of yoga can bring health benefits, yoga therapy involves employing a variety of yoga practices to try to improve a health condition or to ease a natural process, such as pregnancy or menopause. Among the yogic tools used therapeutically are asana (the physical postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and guided imagery. Although many people don't realize it, yogis also consider diet an integral part of yoga and therefore of an important aspect of a yoga practice.
Therapeutic yoga is an inherently holistic approach, simultaneously working on the body, mind, and spirit. Various yoga practices systematically strengthen different systems in the body, including the heart and cardiovascular system, the lungs, muscles, and the nervous system. Yoga practices can improve function of the digestive system, foster psychological well-being, and improve oxygen delivery to tissues. Yoga also can help the body more efficiently remove waste products, carcinogens, and cellular toxins.
Yoga Journal, Timothy McCall, MD; Aug 28, 2007.
PhysioYoga is a blended term that combines evidence informed physiotherapy and yoga therapy to approach health and rehabilitation resulting in a holistic or biopsychosocial approach to your rehabilitation experience. As defined by Shelly Prosko of Prosko PhysioYoga, physioyoga.ca
An Individual Yoga Therapy/PhysioYoga session is a beautiful way to calm your nervous system to improve balance, mobility, strength, and over all health and well-being. Take the time to calm your mind and connect your breath with movement. An initial physiotherapy assessment is required prior to booking a Yoga Therapy session. A physiotherapy receipt for treatment will be provided for this service.
Note: Yoga Therapy/PhysioYoga is an adjunct to traditional Physiotherapy and therefore is billed as Physiotherapy for insurance coverage purposes.
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