Be without judgement. Be without fear. Without fear, accomplishments are limitless.
The practice of yoga was not originally used as a source of exercise. In fact, people would partake in yoga practice only so they could slow their breathing, relax their minds and sit in meditation for hours at a time. Although yoga is an excellent method to strengthen and tone the body, other benefits include, but are not limited to, regulating the breath, decreasing heart rate, improving circulation, assisting in deeper sleep, balancing mood, enhancing positive thinking, assisting with stress management, and improving concentration. The connection between mind and body appears on every level. It is empowering to know that by taking control of our own lives and thoughts we provide immediate positive change. As confidence increases, anxiety and depression decrease allowing us to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
Psychotherapy tends to be about working with the brain, the cognitive structures of how we think and understanding how our behaviors reflect such. However, after becoming a certified yoga instructor in 2006, I have utilized the concepts of yoga within my practice to offer another method of transformation. The ability to increase awareness of what our body is telling us can allow us to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, to deal with trauma, to find peace within.
Whether you are an experienced yogi or you have never heard of upward facing dog, I am happy to work with you. I offer a safe, private environment in my office where you can roll out your mat and I will put together a sequence of postures based on what is needed in your life at that time. You will leave with a sketch or handout of what you learned so you can practice at home. Learning to calm the mind can open another realm of growth and establish a platform for personal success.