WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC YOGA?
Yoga is essentially a combination of mindful movement, body awareness and focussed breathing. It is often associated with improved strength and flexibility, but can also act as an excellent addition to many healing programs, as well as a valuable instrument in the preventative medicine tool box.
Yoga has been shown to impact the nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and immune systems. Yoga can be a powerful aid in dampening the effects of stress. Studies have also shown yoga to have positive effects on blood glucose levels, cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal issues.
Attending regular classes is a great way to reap the benefits of yoga. As a therapeutic specialist, Balance Yoga owner and teacher, Katera Zappacosta, can also work with you one-on-one to create a program specific to your individual needs.