What is Therapeutic Yoga?
Our Therapeutic Yoga sessions are an alternative to traditional talking therapies. Yoga is an ancient therapy and way of life from the eastern part of the world and hypnotherapy and psychotherapy are talking therapies from the western part of the world. Our Therapeutic Yoga combines the best of both into a unique session tailored to what you would like to achieve. For example, maybe you would like to feel less stressed or anxious, increase your confidence, lose weight or improve your sleep? Therapeutic Yoga could be just what you’re looking for. You also don’t need any yoga experience for Therapeutic Yoga.
What can I expect at a Therapeutic Yoga session?
Our Therapeutic Yoga sessions are made up of floor-based yoga poses held for minutes at a time and chosen especially to help you with your goal. These poses are then combined with a meditation, Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) or hypnotherapy relaxation tailored to the issue you would like to work on. Yoga Nidra and hypnotherapy can also be offered on their own if you prefer.
The philosophy behind our Therapeutic Yoga
According to yogic philosophy, many yoga poses can be beneficial in therapeutic healing, especially when combined with meditation or Yoga Nidra (both forms of yoga relaxation). This is because yoga has a direct effect on our physical energy and our ‘energy centres’ in the body (called chakras). In yogic philosophy, the chakras in the body are shown as coloured wheels of energy which spin and it’s said that issues can occur in both mind and body when these energy centres become blocked (i.e. they stop spinning) or become imbalanced.
In the western world, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling are ‘talking therapies’ that are used for achieving therapeutic goals. At Aurora, we’re uniquely placed to offer hypnotherapy as part of our Therapeutic Yoga sessions. Just like meditation and Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep), hypnotherapy also involves guided relaxation. In hypnotherapy, intense concentration and focused attention are used to achieve a heightened state of subconscious awareness and relaxation. Together, we can then focus on specific thoughts, behaviours or feelings that you would like to change. This approach can be helpful in overcoming issues such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, IBS or chronic pain, or in helping you to achieve a goal such as losing weight, improving confidence, increasing fitness performance or passing an exam.
Need a time-out?
Restorative yoga poses alongside meditation, Yoga Nidra or hypnotherapy can also be used for deep relaxation when you simply want some time-out. It’s one of the most refreshing self-care gifts you can give yourself. We can also accommodate couples wanting to relax together! Note: We also offer gift vouchers for relaxation sessions, which make a wonderful present for loved ones!
Using a combination of these eastern and western philosophies, we create Therapeutic Yoga sessions designed to help you heal and achieve your goals.
What can Therapeutic Yoga help with?
As well as being deeply restorative, Therapeutic Yoga can help with many of the same mind fitness complaints that our clients seek hypnotherapy for. Take a look at our hypnotherapy treatments page for more info.
Find out more
For our prices, please visit our prices page. If you would like to book a free telephone consultation, ask about gift vouchers or find out more about Therapeutic Yoga, hypnotherapy or Yoga Nidra, please get in touch.