yoga as therapy – how yoga can help you


 

Hello, I send love and warm greetings on a freezing, snowy day!

It’s been a while since I posted as I’ve been focusing on my teaching my lovely yogis at the various classes I take each week and staying focused on my yoga therapy studies, which are about the adaptation of yoga teaching for people with specific health needs, taught on a one-to-one basis. I’m more than half way through my course and have already started to work with a couple of people on a holistic basis using the various tools that yoga has to offer us all.

I’ve always said that yoga is for everyone and my studies are showing me how to adapt yoga for different health issues. Yoga therapy isn’t, however, about treating one physical symptom. It’s about looking at ourself as a whole person and all the various layers of our being, not just physical, but energetically, mentally and emotionally, and even spiritually, if that’s how we see ourselves. Even if we consider ourselves fit and healthy, I’d hazard a guess that we all have some issues that, if we are honest with ourselves, that we’d like to address.

Modern medicine is wonderful, but it doesn’t always have all the answers, so using yoga as therapy can help us deal with some aspects of our lives that perhaps go untouched. And, if you have visions of headstands and other pretzel body shapes, now is the time to let go of these visions!  If you are reading this, you can breathe, and, if you can breathe and have some interest in what yoga has to offer, yoga therapy may be for you.

In addition to my classes, I also teach one-to-one.  Although I’m still in training as a yoga therapist, I can still bring my learning to enhance one-to-one classes to help you find some stillness, peace and balance in your life, taking into account how you feel in your life right now!

We all lead such busy lives these days that often we don’t take care of ourselves. We only have one body and one mind and it’s up to us to take care of them! Yoga bring benefits to our whole being and I’d love to be able to help you access these benefits for yourself.

If you’re interested, please get in touch! In the meantime, take care and stay warm.

Love & light
Sarah x

 

© Sarah Swan (2 March 2018)