It's a combination of restorative yoga poses (poses where the body is supported with yoga props), gentle stretching, some yin poses, breath work, sound therapy and aromatherapy. It is designed to heal and restore the body and mind. It is said that the breath is the bridge that connects the body and mind. By allowing the breath to flow freely, we allow the life force to flow throughout the body, removing stuck energy, emotions or blocks buried within the cells, creating a space for healing.
Anyone can practice yoga; it is not a religion, you don't need to be flexible, you don't need to be able to stand on your head, and you don't have to wear a certain type of pants to practice. Anyone can benefit, ANYONE! It teaches us emotional intelligence, how to watch our reactions, and be a kinder person. It's not a selfish practice. If anything, it teaches us compassion, awareness of others, and how to be a better listener. We become present for our lives and...
In the practice of therapeutic yoga, the student has time and space to relax into the postures, while listening to the wisdom which guides healing from within. The postures themselves help the body to release accumulated tension by deeply stretching the muscles and connective tissue. The process of deep breathing guides the student into a profound, relaxed, and stress-free state. As the body is cared for, new energy flows, which offers the body tremendous vitality for healing.
Regular practice is most beneficial and I have personally experienced healing on a deep level. I've healed injuries to my neck, ribs, shoulders, hamstring, SI joint, IT band, knee, and found relief from chronic back pain (which I suffered from for almost a decade). From this practice, I was also able to release three decades of physical and emotional trauma buried deep within my cells.
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This article from Natural Nutmeg magazine explains what therapeutic yoga is & how the practice of therapeutic yoga can be beneficial & healing for the body, by teaching us how to turn on the relaxation response in the body, connect to ourselves, accept and confront our feelings, and take control of chronic stress and illness.
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