Mindfulness Meditation & Therapeutic Yoga
Mindfulness meditation and therapeutic yoga are ancient eastern healing approaches that are gaining worldwide support for there many health benefits. Specifically, research studies find that mindfulness meditation and yoga are beneficial for reducing stress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, addictions, and other negative mood states, and increasing joy, vitality, calm, well-being and positive mood states (Forbes et al., 2008; Emerson, Sharma, Chaudhry, & Turner, 2009; Forfylow, 2011). Mindfulness meditation and therapeutic yoga are considered as evidence based practices, and integrate concepts of holistic healing to work with the multidimensional layers of a person. In our sessions we integrate psychotherapy and techniques of mindfulness meditation and yoga.
Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness is a certain quality of attention that we give to our moment-by-moment experiences. Through cultivating mindfulness, clients begin to develop a ‘watchful’ and non-judgmental attitude towards their thoughts and feelings. During the process of meditation there is a distancing or loosening of mental preoccupation, and thoughts and emotions are experienced as simply waves over the ocean. Gradually, the meditation reveals to the meditator the true nature of their mind.
As a result of regular meditation practice, the meditator begins to experience benefits such as enhanced emotion regulation, reduced reactivity towards stress, increased clarity and a more focused mind.
Breathing practices (Pranayama): Yogic science reveals that every thought and emotion has an associated breathing pattern. Through learning various breathing techniques we begin to undo breathing patterns associated with psychological tension, resistance and distress. We cultivate breathing pattern associated with a calm and balanced state of being. Yogic breath practices have been proven by research to change mental states, such as alleviating anxiety, stress and depression.
Yoga Postures (Asana): Gentle yoga postures serve as ‘keys’ to unlock stagnate energies in the body, thus allowing for the free flow of our vital energies. Movement of this vital energy, also called Prana or Chi, is key to releasing physical and psychological blockages and returning the self to a state of health and wellbeing. Since each client is unique in body and mind, we modify postures to suite the clients specific needs. Postures are brought in if only the client and therapist feel it’s beneficial for the therapy goals. Postures are gentle and safe, and no hands on adjustments or contact is involved.
Guided Imagery: Therapeutic guided imagery takes clients on an inner journey using visualizations and symbolism to explore relevant themes for the client, such as purpose, healing emotional wounds, inner-child work, love, overcoming fears and limitations, and much more. Clients learn to tap into their higher intuition and inner wisdom through exploring visuals and images that arise from their deeper self.
How Can Mindfulness Meditation and Therapeutic Yoga Help You:
- Learn practical tools for managing thoughts and emotions. Integrate these tools into your daily life.
- Integrate and harmonize body, mind and spirit.
- Balance and calm your nervous system.
- Reduce stress, overthinking, and anxiety.
- Feel grounded, focused and present within yourself.
- Connect with your core- essence, discover your inner potential.
Learn practical tools for managing thoughts and emotions, and calming the nervous system. Harmonize body, mind and spirit. Increase clarity, presence & inner-balance. Connect to your core-essence.
If you are interested to learn more, Mitu MindBody would be happy to speak with you and address any of your questions and concerns.