About Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga Therapy?

The International Association of Yoga Therapists defines yoga therapy as “a process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga”.

Yoga therapy uses the tools and techniques of yoga (movement, breathing practices, deep relaxation and meditation techniques) to focus on an individual’s or small groups needs. Practices are adapted to the client’s particular health issues, schedules and frequency of visits.

Complementary, not diagnostic.

Yoga therapists do not diagnose health issues. The goals of a yoga therapist include working with healthcare professionals who have diagnosed medical issues and consider yoga to be a complementary therapy.

Yoga therapists listen

Yoga therapists will also listen to individuals concerns and work with them to teach them practices that they can do on their own.

Here are some of the health issues that I have had positive results with using yoga and mindfulness techniques:

 

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Memory Issues
  • Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Back Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • High Functioning Autism
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nancy Sinton – Yoga Therapist
Complete wellbeing

Improving mental, physical & emotional health

The movements, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation techniques are helpful for improving:

 

  • Overall stress response (immune, endocrine and nervous system all working together)
  • Sleep issues
  • Strength & Flexibility
  • Energy
  • Physical and Mental Balance
  • Digestive Issues
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Joint Health
  • Constipation
  • Weight Management

Learn More about Breathlink Yoga Therapy

About Breathlink Yoga Therapy

Breathlink Yoga Therapy uses the tools & techniques of yoga and mindfulness to enhance and restore general health and wellbeing at all levels of a person.

Yoga Therapy for Health Issues

Yoga therapy can be used as a proactive method as prevention for possible health issues or it can be used as a treatment protocol for specific health issues.

Further Resources

Recommendations from Nancy for use in your home practice. These music tracks, books and websites have a rich font of information to assist in restoring your health and energy.