I specialize in working with people who are ready to address chronic stress and anxiety in the face of life struggles, aging and/or persistent pain.
Anxiety is rampant in our society, effecting both young and old. It can be debilitating. Often, those who suffer feel alone and not understood. Fear may limit what we do and increase that sense of isolation. Working with the breath to learn to engage the relaxation response is very effective and empowering. Learn easy techniques to feel more grounded and relaxed in times of stress.
Yoga therapy will change your relationship to your body and to pain. It IS possible to feel better.
Often when we suffer from chronic pain or illness, we experience a deep loss of control over our lives. We can feel grief and isolation. Fear determines what we do and don’t do. The only thing that we can control is our reaction to the cards we are dealt.
Modern science has come out with compelling evidence to support ancient beliefs and practices. Mindfulness, breath awareness and other yogic tools inform us about our self and our discomfort. When we better understand and change our perception of what is happening, pain is diminished. Education is an integral part of a yoga therapy session.
A yoga therapist assesses your physical body looking for misalignment or imbalance. She will ask questions about your history, your injury and any limitations. Your breath, quality of sleep, emotions, nervous system, daily activities and goals are also addressed as they play an important role in overall health. Spend time looking at the whole picture.
Anxiety and/or persistent pain means that you enjoy your life less. You can feel better! Be truly seen and heard. Connect your body, mind and spirit. Learn powerful tools to take charge of your own life, your own healing and feel better. Experience less pain, more tolerance to chronic stressors and a renewed sense of clarity.
Yoga therapy works on many levels. Suzanne will help you come up with a specific plan, tailored to you. It may include:
Physical postures/movements targeted to strengthen and stretch key muscle groups to realign your body
Mindful breath work
Visualizations or guided relaxation
Education around the body, mind or spirit.
Working with your health care provider to provide optimal treatment
To find out more or to determine if you are ready for this type of work, please call Suzanne at 413-429-5650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org