Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frank – holocaust survivor
Recent researh has shown that yoga has many benefits to both the body and the mind, from bad backs, heart problems and diabetes to depression and anxiety.
It has found that for mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, addictions and eating disorders, in many cases yoga, mindfulness and meditation can have greater and longer lasting effects than either psychotherapy or drug therapy. It is also a cheaper option and less invasive with no side effects!
This is such exciting news! Even more exciting is that there is a strong movement to take yoga into the NHS. One of the stalwarts of this activity is Heather Mason, Founder of The Minded Institute, a world leader in yoga therapy training. This link to The Minded Institute’s website tells more about this innovative movement https://themindedinstitute.com/yoga-in-healthcare/?cn-reloaded=1
What can yoga help?
Any of the following issues can be helped by yoga, mindfulness and meditation:
- Bi polar
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Heart disease
If you are interested in finding out more about how Yoga Therapy might help you please either call or email me.