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.

Beginners Welcome at Lakeside Physical Therapy Yoga Classes

We offer Beginners chair yoga classes with modifications for your condition or fitness level as well as, please wear proper attire of stretchy, loose clothing and bring a Yoga mat to class. Call today at (304)-594-2500

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


Chair Yoga
This 60 min class is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. With the help of a chair anyone can practice yoga with the same benefits of increased circulation, balance, flexibility, mobility and strength. Chair Yoga is recommended for those with arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer recovery, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, post-op rehabilitation, and others with limited mobility.

Beginners/ Happy Hour Yoga

This 60 minute class focuses on the mind, body, breath connection. Great for beginners or any level student, we explore all styles of yoga.

New Class: ‘Yoga to Refresh and Restore’

This 60 minute class to help restore the body and mind. This practice is open to all levels, modifications are provided as well as various props and tools to help every body find benefit in this practice. Every 2nd Wednesday at 10 a.m. Starting in March, so first class 3/13/19

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.