While yoga has been around for thousands of years, its many physical and mental health benefits are continually being discovered in the medical community. At Humble Warrior Therapy in Castle Rock, Colorado, Buddhist psychotherapist Rachel Gordon not only uses yoga in her therapy sessions for depression and substance abuse, but she also practices the ancient art daily in her own life. Through yoga, you can find physical strength and mental clarity to boost your health and enjoy a beautiful life. Find out how yoga can work for you by calling the office or requesting a consultation with Rachel online.
Yoga Q & A
What is yoga?
Yoga is an ancient practice that focuses on bringing harmony to the mind, body, and soul. Yoga keeps your body flexible and strong and has significant benefits for all the systems of your body, including your respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems.
Yoga can help you clear your mind and bring a sense of emotional stability to help you find relief from everyday stresses or chronic conditions like depression and anxiety.
Is yoga safe for everyone?
Because there are many different types of yoga poses and practices, people of any skill level are able to safely participate in yoga. Even if you’re not physically fit when starting yoga, the techniques can significantly boost your flexibility and strength. There are many yoga postures you can do from a sitting position or while lying down.
The goal of yoga is to explore the abilities of your body without being in competition with anyone else. Your purpose is to build your own physical and inner strength and find harmony between your mind and body.
How does yoga work in therapy?
Yoga is a holistic approach to treating a variety of mental and physical health conditions by stimulating your body’s self-healing abilities. The practice involves a series of techniques, such as guided or unguided meditation and breathing exercises.
There are also numerous postures, known as asanas, that physically stretch your muscles and increase your blood circulation. Yoga can be useful for alleviating chronic physical pain, lowering high blood pressure, and improving your quality of sleep.
Yoga is also highly effective in treating mental health issues that stem from:
- Substance abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Rachel works with you to teach you the many poses of yoga during in-office sessions, so you can continue the practice at home. She also provides guided meditation that helps you learn how to harness the calm, inner peace throughout your yoga practice and self-care routines on your own.
To learn more about the many benefits of yoga for boosting mental, physical, and spiritual health, schedule a consultation with Rachel Gordon today by phone or through the convenient online booking feature.
At Humble Warrior Therapy, Rachel Gordon is one of the top providers of yoga therapy and Buddhist counseling for patients living or working in downtown Castle Rock, and surrounding areas including Parker, Lone Tree, Sedalia, Castle Pines Village, and Highlands Ranch.