“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.”
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
What is LifeForce® Yoga Therapy?
The practice of yoga incorporates elements of physical movement while cultivating mindfulness through meditation, encouraging self-acceptance and love, and providing opportunity for relaxation.
LifeForce® Yoga was intentionally designed to work with and manage the mood. Tools utilized include breathing exercises, visualization, intention, meditation, and relaxation. Using these tools, clients typically experience relief from depression and anxiety symptoms, as well as gain an increased sense of self-efficacy and overall well-being.
Yoga has been used for thousands of years, and is now being empirically proven to provide relief from mental and physical disorders.
What Does a LifeForce Yoga Therapy Session Look Like?
Private sessions are customized to your present needs and interests. The practice takes place within a compassionate, listening environment to support your physical and emotional state.
Due to changes and limitations of my insurance, asanas (poses) are not allowed to be performed during sessions.
What Do Traditional Psychotherapy and LifeForce® Yoga Therapy Have in Common?
A lot! Generally speaking, both have the goal of improving mental health. Each also facilitates self-awareness and introspection, behavioral change, cognitive change, self-acceptance, and connection with the larger world.
What Can Be Achieved Through Yoga Therapy?
- Increases “feel good” hormones, oxytocin and prolactin
- Decreases cortisol levels
- Increases serotonin
- Relaxes chronic muscle tension
- Restores natural diaphragmatic breathing
- Improves oxygen absorption and carbon dioxide elimination
- Elevates mood