Be open minded, try for a beginner’s mind.
Be skeptical, too.
It’s too easy to spout new age talk.
Experience the modalities, and then remember what works and what makes sense to you.
Holistic treatment should not challenge your religious beliefs. It is not a required system of any religion but is a universal call to wellness. As your body/mind clears you will most likely embrace your roots more fully (religious and otherwise). It is not about beliefs but self-study and experience.
Wellness and illness are not localized problems. We are open systems. A change in one component will affect many other systems including emotional, energetic, muscular, vestibular, etc. What you think, how you sleep, what you believe, what you say to yourself, and your adherence to mission-directed behavior or lack thereof, these are fundamental.
Deep Stress Management
Our negative reactions to events past, present and future prime us for action. Besides increasing the rate of respiration, our skeletal muscles also mobilize with increased tone. Due to the nature of many of our traumas (many are non-physically threatening), the contraction of these muscles is a waste of energy. Our entire visceral engine also bears the weight of these emotional processes. Learning to redirect your awareness from the turmoil is requisite in achieving rebalance.
Yoga is not a contest, and it is not a show; only when that is taken to heart will important healthful changes take place.