Life of Wellness Institute: Yoga Nidra

The benefits of our unique Life of Wellness Institute approach: Yoga Therapy and Thai Massage together!

In our lifestyle today, most people are living in an abundance of stress and over stimulation. Stress alone has been linked to a wide variety of medical and mental health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, insomnia, anxiety, depression and more. Our lives are busy, and we have less and less time for self care! 

“If you don’t take time for your Wellness, you will be forced to take time for your illness” Joyce Sunada

By bringing these ancient holistic approaches together, we are able to simultaneously and powerfully release, re-pattern, and strengthen the systems of the body. These includes the immune system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, the lungs, muscular system, and the nervous system. While also transforming the energetic, emotional and overall mental state of the mind and spirit. 

Why does this matter? 

  1. Have you ever noticed that you after a self care treatment, the tension and pain slowly seep back in? We utilize Thai Massage to release the body, mind, and spirit so that you can re-pattern and strengthen with Yoga Therapy! Our sole intention is to empower you to treat yourself. Yoga Therapy does exactly that! We are working together to teach you how to apply the learning into your daily life. 
  2. Let’s face it, the more benefits you get in a session the better! We know that by working in the parasympathetic nervous system, the body is able to support itself to do exactly what it was meant to do, self heal.
  3. While traditional massage therapy is often focused on the pain point that the client is experiencing tension and pain in. Thai Massage and Yoga Therapy works in conjunction with the bodies systems, the myofascial system, and the meridians. We are thus able to release the pain point, while also supporting the entire myofascial line that supports the effected are of the body. Here we are able to re-pattern and strengthen the line to prevent or lessen future flair ups. 
Life of Wellness Institute - ViniYoga Teacher Training with Yoga Therapist Melanie Taylor
Life of Wellness Institute - ViniYoga Teacher Training with Yoga Therapist Melanie Taylor

What is Yoga Therapy, and what will I experience?

Timothy McCall, M.D. says “While any type of yoga can bring health benefits, yoga therapy involves employing a variety of yoga practices to try to improve a health condition or to ease a natural process, such as pregnancy or menopause. Among the yogic tools used therapeutically are asana (the physical postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and guided imagery.” 

Sessions include;

  • Restorative poses. Where the body is draped over, and supported with props. The Yoga Therapist may also utilize Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, Thai Massage, AromaTherapy, and Yoga Nidra to nurture the release of mind, body and spirit. 
  • Yin poses. Where the body is actively held in poses, supported by props. The Yoga Therapist may also physically support the pose by stabilizing, applying pressure or stretching of the body. Also by utilizing meditation and visualization to nurture the release, re-patterning and strengthening of the mind, body and spirit. 

Click here to continue reading Timothy McCall’s post in the Yoga Journal. 

What is Thai Massage, and what will I experience?

Thai yoga massage was first documented in Thailand about 2500 years ago; according to Wikipedia. This individually customized therapy is done completely clothes, with no lotion.

Instead of a typical massage where the muscles are rubbed, in a Thai yoga massage muscles are gently compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked. Each session combines the following modalities within tension relieving yoga poses… gentle stretching, acupressure, Marma therapy, breath work, aromatherapy, Craniosacral therapy, rhythmic massage, and more. These techniques are extremely effective in relieving muscular tension and fascia. Your nervous system will thank you, and you’ll experience less pain, stiffness and inflammation; after each session. The result is restored harmony in the nervous and endocrine systems of the body. Over time your body learns to naturally activate its own relaxation response, whereby your system lets go of held chronic tension.

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