Mind and Body Connection
Yoga is a complete technology composed of movements called poses or postures. Breathing
control, mindfulness, relaxation and meditation techniques can help you achieve your highest potential as a human being. At Lakeside Physical Therapy, we find Yoga an invaluable part of getting some patients back to their normal lives and range of motion.
Other physical benefits of yoga include:
- Increase Body Awareness
- Increase Strength, Flexibility, and Muscle Tone
- Improved Respiration, Energy, and Vitality
- Regulation of Blood Pressure, and Heart Rate
- Improve Circulation
- Improved athletic performance
- Benefits in the Brain Associated with Medication Practises
- Relief of Anxiety and Depression that May Result from Chronic Pain
- Stress Relief and Improved Sleep
Yoga and Chronic Pain Management
Chronic pain triggers changes in the brain structure that is linked to depression, anxiety and changes in cognitive functions. Practicing Yoga can help relieve the symptoms associated with chronic pain. Studies have shown that the stretching, breathing, meditation and Yoga relaxation techniques can alter perception of pain associated with such conditions as back pain, headaches, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. So, if you are experiencing chronic pain, yoga at Lakeside Physical Therapy might be able to help you, contact us today at 304-594-2500.
Yoga and Stress Management
One of the most important benefits of Yoga is stress management. Stress has been shown to be detrimental to the overall health of the body, mind and emotions. Chronic stress can lead to an altered perception of pain, sleeping issues, headaches, and inability to focus and concentrate. Yoga can provide coping tools and skills to diminish stress and increase wellbeing. Relaxation reduces stress, lowers cortisol levels, and increases well-being.
Mental Benefits of Yoga
Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, and an inability to concentrate. Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life. Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental health.
Beginners Welcome at Lakeside Physical Therapy Yoga Classes
We offer Beginners classes with modifications for your condition or fitness level. Please wear proper attire of stretchy, loose clothing and bring a Yoga mat to class. Call today at (304)-594-2500