When I say, “Come try yoga therapy!” I think sometimes what people hear is, “Come to my yoga class. It’s such great therapy!” Now, I do love a yoga class. I even teach them. But that’s not what I mean.
Yoga therapy is not a yoga class; it’s a therapy. It’s for physical pain. It’s something to try in addition to or instead of things like physical therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture etc.
Some of you may be interested in yoga therapy because you believe that if you were more flexible, you would have less pain. Some of you will avoid yoga therapy because you don’t believe you are flexible enough to get into the postures.
Well, I have some good or bad news for you. Yoga therapy isn’t really about changing your flexibility. It isn’t about stretching. It isn’t about strengthening. It isn’t about making shapes with your body.
I’m not going to teach you the five postures to relieve your lower back pain, or the three postures to strengthen your core or let you in on the four postures every runner should be practicing. Often, I don’t even use the postures.
So, as a dear friend once asked me, what is it about then? Why would I come?
It’s about becoming aware of the way you are moving and existing within your body. It’s about unearthing the roots of your pain and planting new seeds. It’s about creating, for yourself, real and significant change. Come because you’re done tolerating your pain, you’re ready to get back to the life you love and you know you need support.
If you’re curious about how this could work for you, schedule a free 20 minute consultation with me over Zoom. Don’t worry. It’s just a chat. I want to hear your story.