POSTURE, PELVIS, & YOGA THERAPY
Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups.
Natalie specializes in increasing the flexibility and strengthening those muscles. She concentrates on the postural alignment of the pelvis in our everyday activities (walking, standing, seating, etc.), and she uses specific hatha yoga poses according to each client’s needs.
HOW CAN YOGA THERAPY HELP YOU?
Accident recovery (physical and emotional trauma)
Recovery from illness or surgery
Until I began to practice with Natalie, I tried yoga at a number of yoga studios and gyms. I often found myself injured. Nine years ago I connected with Natalie, and because of her knowledge of the human body; her precise, technical instructions; and her warmth, compassion and sense of humor, I have a better understanding of my body. Natalie was able to adjust my practice to fit me. I now I am confident that I can have an injury free practice, and keep improving whether in a studio, online or at home.
Mary G, Student
8 Benefits of Private Yoga Therapy Sessions
1. Personally Adapted to Your Needs
Attending a yoga class is great, but with a private Yoga Therapy session the focus is purely on you – your needs, your body, and your health. Natalie has a thorough understanding of how to adapt yoga to anyone and can modify postures for seniors, children, pregnant and post-partum mothers, and those with chronic health conditions.
2. Strong and Healthy Pelvic Floor Muscles
One of the main focuses of a yoga therapist is the pelvic floor, an area that is usually overlooked but that nevertheless can have a profound effect on your health. Weak or tight pelvic floor muscles can cause pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, lower back pain, and pain during or after intercourse, among many others issues. Through a focus on aligning the muscles in the pelvis, Natalie works throughout the Yoga Therapy session to increase strength and flexibility in the pelvic floor area.
3. Support During Pregnancy and for a Healthy Birth
Strong pelvic floor muscles developed during Yoga Therapy sessions also provide support for the baby during pregnancy and play an important role during birthing.
4. Help with Chronic Pain
Through Yoga Therapy, you access new resources for self-healing, and new skills for managing the pain of chronic health conditions like osteoarthritis, auto-immune diseases, and stress disorders. In a private Yoga Therapy class, you work to stabilize and strengthen the musculoskeletal system while balancing and restoring the nervous system.
5. Develop Mindful Movement
Natalie will teach you, through yoga postures, how to move mindfully. Open up your posture, realign your body, and help yourself to lighter, more positive daily living. In a private Yoga Therapy session, Natalie works to make precise adjustments to guide you to more tranquil movement.
6. Lower Stress and Reduce Anxiety
Yoga Therapy works to develop your internal tranquility and helps to develop and maintain a greater sense of peace and contentment. Through Yoga Therapy sessions, you can also work to minimize insomnia and deal with issues surrounding depression and anxiety.
7. Spinal Strength and Stability
Yoga Therapy sessions help to develop strength in the muscles that support the spine, resulting in a stronger back, better posture, and lower incidence of back pain.
8. Help Recover from Accident or Illness
Private Yoga Therapy sessions are ideal for anyone in recovery from physical or emotional trauma, illness, or surgery. All postures are adapted to your needs, and Natalie will work with you to develop a practice that fits around your treatment plans.
“Yoga therapy adapts the practice of Yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health problems not usually addressed in a group class.”
Larry Payne, Ph.D
HOW YOGA CAN HELP THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES
Pelvic floor muscles:
Allow conscious control of urinary sphincters and provide support to the organs that lie on it. They are also important in sexual health in both men and women.
Provide support for the baby during pregnancy and play an important role during birthing.
Work with in coordination with abdominal and back muscles to stabilize and support the spine.
One of the main focuses of a yoga therapist are the pelvic floor muscles, an area that is usually overlooked but that nevertheless can have a profound effect in people’s health.
Weak and tight pelvic floor muscles can cause problems like pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, lower back pain, and pain during and after intercourse, among many others.