Yoga as Adjunctive Therapy
Yoga has many translations and interpretations, one of which is to “unite”. Yoga is a practice which supports the transition from dukha (suffering) to sukha (inner joy). In order to achieve this goal, the practice of yoga facilitates a change in one’s perceptions and reactions to his or her environment
Traditionally most people think of people doing yoga as someone putting their legs behind their heads, perilous back bends and gravity defying arm balances. However, asanas or the physical poses are only a small part of the yogic practice.
Through the exploration, practice and embodiment of the yoga practice we seek to increase self-awareness, self-understanding, compassion and love for ourselves and others.
If choosing to incorporate yoga into your treatment, you will primarily be instructed in Hatha yoga which involves three main elements:
- Asanas (physical poses-where able and appropriate)
- Pranayama (breath work)
- Dhyana (meditation)
Through an individually tailored and guided practice, you will increasingly be able to let go of the old distorted views of yourself and the world around you and begin to embrace the ebbs and flows of life while remaining more open, grounded and balanced.