PHYSIO-YOGA

Yoga is a perfect low-impact exercise for people who are dealing with recurrent aches and pains or recovering from injury. It improves mobility, strength, balance, postural alignment, and overall health and wellbeing… safely.

Stretch yourself physically and mentally. Tune into and listen to your body and learn what it needs to feel good. Be guided by A-J, both a Physio and Yoga teacher.

Yoga acknowledges your body, your emotional state and your thinking all interact and affect each other.

“I love yoga because over the years it’s helped me to recover from major injuries and continue to challenge my body without pain. Since adopting a regular yoga practice, I move with more comfort, fitness and enjoyment than I had before” A-J

Who can Physio-Yoga help?

 

  • Are you stiff and inflexible? Perfect!
  • Do you suffer from poor balance, or is it getting worse?
  • Would you like to improve your posture? Perhaps you spend hours at a computer?
  • Yoga can be strong, it uses whole-body poses you have to hold, increasing functional strength
  • With balance and holding poses comes stability
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Ability to relax and cope with stress
  • Mental clarity
  • Breathing more deeply and instilling calm
  • Sports performance-enhanced – I used yoga to train for snow skiing!

How it works

 

The Physio Yoga Clinic offers group yoga classes and one-on-one individualised yoga practices.

Both options may incorporate:

 

  • Physical poses known as Asanas to enhance flexibility, strength, balance, postural alignment and relaxation.

The benefits of these poses extend beyond your musculoskeletal system              to your nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic and digestive systems.

  • Breathwork, also known as pranayama, used to calm the mind and body.
  • Meditation helps focus your mind, promotes muscle relaxation and improves sleep. Meditation can ultimately help you develop a less reactive state of mind. It’s advised to practice under supervision when you’re starting out.
  • Ayurveda (the sister science of Yoga) – assesses your physical and mental constitution or “Dosha” to determine the best daily routines, nutrition, yoga poses, philosophies and lifestyle for your individual wellbeing.

What is Physio-Yoga Therapy?

 

While all Yoga is therapeutic, Physio – Yoga is safe for injury rehabilitation and beneficial for whole-body health. You will be educated you about your anatomy, how your body works and ultimately given the power to take care of yourself.

Physio-Yoga caters to your individual needs. You must first be assessed by a physiotherapist and then join a class where your yoga teacher knows your body.

 

It’s a professional therapeutic modality where the principles and practices of Yoga are used to empower and support you in managing your own health. As a physiotherapist, I will professionally assess individual needs.

 

With its focus on addressing muscular and alignment imbalances, and overcoming discomfort, one-on-one Physio-Yoga is one of my favourite tools for helping clients improve their physical health and wellbeing. We’re at our best when our bodies and minds are operating in a state of harmony.

 

To get started, book your initial one-on-one consultation here.

Group classes

 

Join our physiotherapist-led yoga classes, which are suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced students, all age groups, including people who are returning to exercise after an injury.

 

Your physiotherapist-yoga teacher will have special knowledge about your injury, so will modify poses appropriately for your needs.

 

Classes are designed for your healing and tailored to your ability and health goals.

 

Please book in advance.

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Timetable:

 

Tuesday:  6.00 – 7.15 pm (75 mins)

Thursday: 7.00-8.00 am (60 mins)

Location: Cammeray Yoga Institute, Miller St, Cammeray (in person).

Cost: $25 per class

Individual Physio-Yoga

 

Physio-Yoga caters for the needs of people with injuries or persistent physical problems not usually addressed in a group class.

Individual Physio-Yoga facilitates a deeper body awareness and is ideal for those recovering from injuries, or who are feeling less flexibility or strength as the years pass. (Despite what you may have heard, aches, pains and stiffness do NOT have to be part of getting older!)

 

One-on-one Yoga prescribes specific poses for improving posture, flexibility and strength. It includes breathing practices for relaxation and mindfulness or meditation to suit your personal needs. Yoga is more than just a type of exercise – it’s a practice that gives benefits of healing that are both preventative and restorative. It can help relieve a number of health issues. Yoga was traditionally taught one-on-one. Individual yoga tuition remains the gold standard when it comes to practicing yoga.

 

Therapeutic Yoga is “The use of the techniques of yoga to create, stimulate, and maintain an optimum state of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health” Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D. 

 

 

As a result of being more individualised, you’ll often see more rapid gains from one-on-one yoga. It enables you to better learn about your body and mind, while extending and deepening your yoga practice.

 

An initial visit with the physiotherapist – yoga teacher may include a thorough assessment of your posture and alignment, muscular strength and balance, history of injury or injuries, and general health and wellbeing.

We take into account every angle for your well-being – physical, mental, emotional and lifestyle, giving us a solid platform to develop your yoga practice from.

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