Thursday, February 21, 2013

Yoga Therapy Takes A Big Step Forward

Seated forward fold pose may reduce blood pressure.

According to a story in Yoga Journal's March issue "The Yogi Is In." The nationally renowned hospital, the  Cleveland Clinic located in Ohio recently hired a full time yoga therapist and program manager. This is a huge step forward for the yoga therapist to be recognized by the medical community in such a huge way. The yoga therapists at the Cleveland Clinic will be assigned to patients with a wide range of health issues, such as, type 2 diabetes, chronic pain, obesity, multiples sclerosis, and other diseases. Each day more research is emerging supporting the healing benefits of yoga when practiced therapeutically.

Yoga Therapy is practicing yoga as medicine. The practice of yoga is an eight-fold path with many limbs or tools. Examples, of yogic practices would include: meditation, breathing practices, postures, concentration, moral and ethical observances, chanting, etc. These practices all have their own unique healing capacity to influence the body. Some practices relieve stress others increase breathing capacity, calm the mind, boost the immune system, promote weight-loss, balance the blood sugar, and even reduce anxiety. 

To find out more about how yoga heals, check out the testimonials and links below: - International Association of Yoga Therapists - Yoga Journal Magazine
New York Times on Yoga Therapy

Keri is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher, Creator of Yoga Props, and Nutrition/Wellness Educator.  She owns and operates BAYA Wellness, LLC offering Yoga and Nutrition Education Services.  Keri teachers both privately and publicly around the Greenville area offering on-going classes and special events.  Her path as a nutritionist is all about making healthy living approachable... she teaches the components of healthy cooking, eating, and thinking while also offering specialized services like menu planning.  Healthy living is about the whole pictures of wellness... find your path to living well.
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