Less is More
Society constantly sends the message to do more, pick up the pace, "no pain, no gain". We already know how to "push", to strive, to effort - even in a yoga class. But we need practice in "allowing" things to happen rather than "making them happen". We need practice in "letting go" not straining to work harder. We need to learn to balance the power of "surrender" and willful action.
What happens in a Yoga Therapy Session?
In this one-on-one session, you do less and the therapist does more. During the one hour, you get individual attention and the session is paced to your body's condition. It begins with the client lying on the floor in Shavasana (Yoga's relaxation pose) . Precise alignments, adjustments and techniques that cannot be used in a group class result in profound changes: one Svaroopa(R) yoga therapy session is equivalent to the effect of about 6 yoga classes.
When is Yoga Therapy recommended?
Group classes and a home practice will reap many benefits over time. A series of yoga therapy sessions speeds up this process. It's like yoga "concentrate" when you need relief from persistent chronic pain or discomfort, when life's challenges become overwhelming or just to deepen your own experience of inner harmony and peace. Svaroopa(R)Yoga therapy sessions are most effective in a series of 8-10 sessions to allow the body/mind to integrate the openings and make tangible changes. Participants are given a home practice to follow in-between sessions and afterwards so they can continue to
Comments from Clients
"I couldn't believe I could feel so much better without doing much"
" I can flatten my shoulder on the ground for the first time in years"
"I feel spacious inside"
"I realize how much I hold tension in different parts of my body"
"I can now stand straight with ease"
"This is chocolate fondue for the soul"