Schedule

To schedule an intake or class, please contact Sarah at 520-591-7446 or sarah@blessingsyoga.com.

Yoga Therapy for Pain Management and Relief

Healing with the Relaxation Response

Yoga therapy tools (breathing, gentle movement, sound and meditation) promote the relaxation response. Relaxation response has been shown to support healing for people with chronic pain. With yoga therapy’s holistic approach, relaxation turns off the stress response and helps move the mind-body-emotions into homeostasis.

Homeostasis directs the body’s energy toward healing: improved immune function, digestion, and other self-nurturing processes. Consistent relaxation practice teaches the mind and body how to rest in a sense of safety rather than chronic emergency. The mind-body-emotions then form a new habit. It shifts from connections that contribute to pain to neuro pathways that create healing, self-soothing habits.

Breathwork is Essential

Nostril breathing with movement in yoga practices supports the relaxation response. Breathing through the nose activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps people remain calm. Research shows that people can alter and strengthen the neural pathways that link breathing with emotion regulation centers in the brain, which can help them feel calmer and supports the relaxation response.

Begin Here

Begin with a 90-minute assessment and introductory class. It is recommend that clients follow up with the choice of a 4-or-8 week series of classes. See options below.

Begin Here

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Sarah begins working with clients by performing a 90-minute health and wellness intake and a posture, strength, and flexibility assessment. She listens to the client’s goals and teaches an experiential yoga class to support stress reduction and the relaxation response.

The class includes stress-reducing techniques to support overall wellness. She prepares a plan for a home practice.

4-Week Series

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Learn yoga tools that support the relaxation response to reduce pain and bring the system into balance. Work toward a daily practice for wellness.

Learn the Following

  • Yoga for relaxation response
  • Yogic breathing
  • Yoga suited individual capacity
  • A take-home practice

8-Week Series

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With 8-weeks of classes clients continue working toward a home practice with an introduction to meditation.

Learn the Following

  • Yoga for relaxation response
  • Yoga suited to individual capacity
  • Visualization and meditation
  • A take-home practice