Sander Yoga Therapy

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Therapeutic Essentials of Yoga 

Misalignment and blockage of physical structures and energy centers are addressed primarily with meditation, movement/form, breathing, visualization and decontraction.

Yoga is a profound instrument for balancing, self-learning and the release of trauma and pain. It dissolves the separation of mind and body. Yoga poses (asanas) are physical forms that are generally different than your normal daily activities. They are a method to focus attention initially on joints and muscles and areas affected by emotion or what is felt as physical pain. 

Every emotion is manifest physically. Many times the body responds in a way which masks a painful stimulus by muscular and emotional guarding which results in misalignment in structure and confusion in function: anxiety, low mood, clumsiness, disorganization or chronic pain.

Asana, may nudge the fundamental physical/psychosocial trauma to release or show itself because it (trauma) is not readily prepared to bury itself easily in these new physical surroundings. Adding deep relaxation to decontract muscles in novel movement or poses paves the way for realignment and healing.

Visualizing to clear power centers (cakras) is also a way to guide treatment. This physical/psychosocial grid consists of “concentrated” emotional filters. Cakras are also affected by specific asana. Breathing practices (pranayama) direct breath (energy and attention) which can uncover, disassemble and remove unhealthy patterns.

Structure and Body Scheme

BoneZeal Yoga was developed to increase the resilience and authenticity of one’s body scheme and to affect posture or sense of posture to allow greater function and healing.

Movement towards a healthier posture can affect many of our physical sub-systems. It allows more efficient joint movement, increased shock absorption qualities, more effective function of viscera, and more functional range of motion. Improved posture also increases vital capacity and visual contact with the environment while decreasing risk of falls. A more complete motor and visceral self-image and normalized structure facilitate the development of new physical skills and the restoration of former skills as they enhance energy conservation, improved overall safety and performance, mapping personal and peripersonal space.

Prana flow "during" asana.?

Prana flow "during" asana. This is not to be confused with the exaltation in Savasana, when the work is done, or creating interlocking random poses when you feel the call, or with a yoga flow style. You could feel the flow of prana in any of those situations, but do you?

Learning to feel actual energy flow throughout the body is open to anyone who can truly relax, pay attention to internal stimuli, and relax even more. This is a challenge while holding poses that overly stretch and contract muscles, and sometimes block the flow temporarily. True, they prepare the body for increased expression of prana after the session, but what about now? Going deeply into poses must include the original request for comfort and relaxation. Sure you can push the pose, but not at the expense of this experience. You begin by intention, relaxation, and then progress from the edge of sensation.

The experience of prana flow is a joy that transcends structural alignment or a perfect pose.

Learning to feel the flow of prana during traditional Yoga poses facilitates deep stress reduction, and it is a technique that moves with you.

Allow me to help facilitate this.