yoga therapy

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Yoga therapy re-balances the body’s underlying physiological systems and addresses lifestyle issues that contribute to illness. By looking at targeting the underlying causes of illness rather than treatment of symptoms.

Yoga therapy demonstrates a fundamental different way of thinking about health and illness that encourages patients to face and manage their health conditions to help prevent or reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, improve attitude to wellness and chronic illness is improved naturally.

I do not question prescribed medication nor do I prescribe or alter medications. I do not diagnose or treat illness. Yoga therapy tries to restore health and well being naturally and is appropriate for many chronic conditions that persist despite conventional medical treatment.

I mostly work on therapy programs for the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Digestive and bowel conditions (irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis)
  • Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Weight loss and gain
  • Insomnia
  • Cancer recovery
  • Heart disease / Hypertension
  • Hypo/Hyper thyroid and other endocrine conditions
  • ME, Multiple Sclerosis and other immune conditions
  • Stress related conditions
  • Back pain and strengthening

The program consists of 3-6 separate sessions working towards a therapeutic lifestyle change. Each stage is one week apart (more if necessary) to allow you to implement into your daily life. You will be provided with the tools, guidelines and support you need (diet suggestion, exercise guidelines, yoga & meditation techniques, appropriate lifestyle changes etc)

For best results full commitment is important as I will not be by your side to make sure you are following the program correctly. It is up to you to make the changes as the program encourages self healing.

Sessions may include:

Lifestyle and diet consultation

Breathing exercises to calm the nervous system to reduce stress and cortisol production. Inflammation in the body caused by stress, and by reducing stress this affects the immune system and genetical disposition.

Kriyas are cleansing exercises to stimulate metabolism and digestive system, that are often blocked if taking medication

Pain management through relaxation techniques

Gentle stretching to help reduce tension in the body and help mobilise joints and muscles

Discover which yoga postures are best suited for your condition

Light body work and gentle massage to help reduce stress and release tension held in the body

Making the practice an exploration of the body that is joyful and compassionate as chronic pain can be devoid of this and prevent relaxation.

Prices vary; please contact me for more information

I am proud to be working with Hospiscare Exeter and Force Cancer charity Exeter and volunteer at Age UK Exeter

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