Yoga Therapy for Scoliosis (Schroth based)
Yoga Therapy for Wellness
and The Alexander Technique
What is Yoga Therapy?
Essentially, yoga therapy is the application of yoga practices to alleviate physical and mental health conditions with the view of promoting self-care and encouraging overall well-being. Whilst the practice of yoga in general aims to cultivate the body and mind and hence has the potential for therapeutic effects, in yoga therapy we are using specific yoga practices and their known benefits to help alleviate or improve mental and physical ailments
These days yoga therapy has become so popular, that many doctors are now supporting it. Various medical journals reveal research as to yoga’s multi-tiered benefits. Likewise, those in the field of mental health often recommend yoga to clients or may even integrate aspects into their work. At The Minded Institute, we train many mental health professionals to bring yoga therapy into clinical practice.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy utilizes poses, breathing techniques, and meditation to benefit and improve overall health.
Mental Health Conditions
- Eating Disorders
- Post-Natal Depression
- Back Pain
- Musculaskeletal problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Brain Injury
- Heart Disease
The Alexander Technique is an educational process that teaches to re-educate the way we use our bodies. The techniques helps to recognize and undo inefficient movement habits that may cause physical distress, tension, over exertion or fatigue. It further helps to improve aching backs, nagging neck, curved stiff shoulders and slouching posture.
AIM: The Alexander Technique increases your awareness and enable you to avoid repetitive stress injuries through healthy principles of movement that will enhance your overall physical balance, alignment and well being
Meet Kecia Chin
Kecia Chin is an Internationally Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique (20yr). The Alexander Technique is a method for Posture & Physical re-education. She is also a certified Yoga Teacher (8yrs) with a specialty in yoga for scoliosis and postural issues (5yrs). As a yoga instructor, she specializes in the Schroth Yoga method. Kecia teaches principles of Alexander method, yoga breathes therapy, and designs scoliosis specific Yoga Asanas to elevate back (lower, middle, upper) pain, or discomforts in the shoulder, ribs, and hip-as a result of scoliotic curvatures of the spine pain. She uses knowledge of anatomical alignment issues due to scoliosis in her yoga practice specifically addresses form and function.
She helps clients to find ease and freedom during daily physical activities ranging from still postures (standing, sitting, sleeping). More importantly how to practice pain prevention in more physically demanding postures -like when repetitively working at a computer, playing sports, and exercises that may cause pain and/or discomfort overtime.
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