Restorative Yoga helps rebuild and strengthen muscles for good overall health. People who have suffered from physical injuries can also benefit from Restorative Yoga by strengthening and creating flexibility.
When we practice Yin Yoga, it targets the connective tissues of the body which includes the fascia, tendons and ligaments. The focus is on the joints – rather than the muscles. In Yin Yoga, most poses are practiced on the floor, and are meant to be held for several minutes. Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the Yang (muscular) styles of Yoga.
Yoga for Anxiety + Depression
Yoga is a natural anti-depressant. Depression and anxiety can be greatly reduced through the positive approach to life that Yoga offers. Correct breathing and being in touch with with your body enable you to feel in control and centered.
Often referred to as “yogic sleep,” Yoga Nidra is where you relax consciously, meaning you are able to succumb to a completely restful state, but still maintain full awareness. While you appear to be sleeping during Yoga Nidra, your consciousness is actually functioning at a more heightened level. This deep relaxation can reduce tension, anxiety, and headaches. With the addition of a cushion under the head and a bolster under the knees, the relaxation process can seem effortless. Anybody who is able to lie down on a floor is able to practice Yoga Nidra and experience its healing effects.
Chair Yoga is for those with physical limitations, the elderly, and those who do not have the flexibility or physical capacity to perform other forms of Yoga. This type of Yoga affords them the opportunity to enjoy Yoga in a chair where they practice arm and leg movements and breathing exercises, which help generate physical and mental health.
Prenatal Yoga is a nurturing and soothing form of Yoga which is tailored specifically to the pregnant woman during her various stages of pregnancy. It helps with proper breathing and stretching, which is beneficial to both the mother and baby.
As with any life change, during menopause we experience periods of overwhelm, anxiety, mood swings, and of course, we also experience weight gain and other insecurities. My combination of Yin and Restorative Yoga combined with tools to manage and reduce hot flashes helps women cope better with this transformative change in their lives.
Healing In Motion
A DVD designed to empower patients and their caregivers to better cope, survive, and thrive using Yoga in the waiting room during stressful health-related situations.