The philosophy and the physical practice of yoga can teach us how manage our breath, thoughts, emotions, and actions. We offer private mental health, grief, and trauma-informed yoga sessions that can be tailored to specific individual needs and abilities. We can hold stress, grief, and trauma physically in our bodies, which may create chronic tension, pain, disconnection, or other physical dis-ease. A yoga practice can help us to connect with both our breath and our body in order to relieve physical discomfort, learn greater self-regulation, cultivate greater interoception and self-awareness, and strengthen communication with self and others. A yoga practice can also help us learn how to remain calm in an uncertain and chaotic world. Yoga sessions can be held in-office, in an off-site location, or via teleconference.
According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, or the “Bible” of yoga, yoga can be defined as “yogas chitta vritti nirodhah”. In English, this means “yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind”. No matter what our challenges are in life, yoga can help us to improve our mental well-being.