Benefits of Yoga Therapy

Benefits reported from individual and small group Yoga Therapy  

Please note that benefits reported are unique to each person’s individual experience.

Benefits Have Included the Following:

  • Reduces muscular tension
  • Increases range of motion and strength
  • Improves posture and body awareness (aids in loss of sensation, reduces risk for injury and falls)
  • Improves ease of movement
  • Provides a safe place and modified techniques to work on improving balance
  • Supports digestive health
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Supports respiratory health
  • Increases ability to control and lengthen one’s breath which aids strengthening the diaphragm for speech and eliciting the body’s relaxation response
  • Supports management of sensitivity to light and noise
  • Provides techniques for energy management, pain management and stress management  
  • Aids in concentration and mental focus (attention and memory)
  • Aids in the ability to follow instructions (auditory comprehension and impulsivity)
  • Increases ability to quiet racing thoughts and be present with one’s body and breath
  • Supports emotion regulation
  • Supports improved sleep quality
  • Supports a client to move towards self-compassion, acceptance and loving-kindness

Small Group Yoga Therapy Offers the Added Benefits of:

  • Peer support and understanding that they are not alone in their experience
  • Supports a feeling of connection
  • Reduces feelings of social isolation and loneliness
  • Shared energy and motivation/encouragement to practice