Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with health challenges. Specific routines of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques are adjusted to suit individual needs. Medical research shows that Yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for several common ailments. This may include chronic conditions such as arthritis, low back pain and fibromyalgia, or temporary conditions such as pregnancy, recovery from childbirth challenges or post-surgical healing. Yoga is also beneficial in preventing physical and mental decline as we age.
At OptimaLiving Therapy, we incorporate therapeutic Yoga poses in our rehabilitation exercise program. A secondary benefit of using yoga poses as part of a comprehensive therapy program is the is the ability for patients to continue these movements at home to ensure ongoing benefit and long lasting results.
Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga
- Improve flexibility
- Strengthen core muscles
- Relieve muscle pain and tension
- Alleviate joint pain and stiffness
- Increase circulation
- Develop mind-body awareness
- Reduce stress
- Improve mood
- Improve balance & coordination
- Develop ability to calm & focus the mind
- Prevent illness & injury