Osteopathy and anxiety

Anxiety yoga osteopathy

Osteopathy provides a general well-being in the body, therefore, it relieves symptoms of anxiety.

Treat anxiety with osteopathy

Anxiety, like stress, are increasingly common pathologies due to the pace of life we ​​lead. Osteopathy can help relieve symptoms derived from mental health problems thanks to the diversity of techniques it offers and a holistic view of the body. An osteopath considers the body structure as something alive and that reflects everything we experience externally and internally.

How does osteopathy treat anxiety?

Osteopathy offers different techniques, structural, cranial and visceral, that allow the patient with anxiety to be treated completely and feel a great improvement in a few sessions. The body hides a lot of information that through manipulation the therapist can detect and help channel to the person who suffers.

In this way, the first thing is to check the posture and do a little questioning, see possible injuries and origin of anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is temporary, an alarm system in our body that tells us that something is wrong; others, it is a pathological anxiety and effects to a greater degree at a physical and mental level.

From all the information collected we can diagnose which is the best treatment. In a very brief way, to cure anxiety symptoms from osteopathy, gentle manipulations, massages, movement of the joints are carried out to readjust the entire body, inside and out. In addition, they apply cranial osteopathy techniques that help relieve mental stress, among other techniques.

The benefits of osteopathy to cure anxiety disorders

Anxiety generates a physical state of tension that causes many muscle problems, neck pain and dizziness, stomach pain, among others, which in the long run can be more complicated to treat. Therefore, the benefits of osteopathy for anxiety will be seen immediately if a treatment is applied in time:

Improved breathing.

Eliminates the feeling of abdominal blockage.

Helps blood circulation.

Unlocks the movement of those areas that were in tension.

Repair possible injuries and muscle contractures.

Provides mental well-being and relaxation.

If you suffer from anxiety do not think about it anymore. You have nothing to lose, come and try. Book your osteopathy treatment today!

Dosa “a thing that goes out-of-balance”

Ayurveda fall

Have you ever noticed that your body responds differently every time you practice an asana? Let me be more explicit. One day you are able to be in Vrksasana (tree pose) for a few seconds or even a minute and in another day, you are unable to even stand on one foot? or maybe some days you are very capable of thinking clearly and some other days you are forgetful! These changes are examples of something getting out balance in your body & mind.

According to Ayurveda, a thing that goes out-of-balance is called dosa. There are three main dosas or bio-elements: Vata, pitta and Kapha, which are responsible to maintain the body homeostasis, constantly change with day or night and mainly with food. Ayurveda provides us with the principles to determine which one of the dosas is more predominant in your constitution and which ones are fluctuating in each given moment.

Vata consists of the elements air and ether. It relates to the principle of motion/movement. When vata is balanced, the movement in the body are graceful and controlled. When this dosa is out –of-balance, the movement becomes erratic, excessive or blocked.

Pitta is condensed from the elements fire and water. It is the principle of transformation of energy and governs heat and metabolism in the body. When pitta is balanced, transformation processes are sharp. When out-of-balance, transformation processes, such
digestion, get irritated or not working properly.

Kapha consists of the elements water and earth. It is the principle of stabilizing energy; it is in charge of the growth in the body. This dosa oversees the structure, stability, lubrication, and fluid balance.When kapha is balanced, clarity and stability are manifested in our actions. When kapha is out-of -balance, instability & laziness strike.

Observation (Svadhyaya) during yogasana sadhana (practice) , meditation or pranayama (breathing) sadhana will allow you to understand how these forces play a daily role in your life.

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Therapeutic Yoga and its benefits

Therapeutic Yoga is a practice mainly focused on recovering health on a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level. Therapeutic yoga offers techniques and tools to restore balance. Balance or homeostasis is regained through a process of body awareness, relaxation and self-observation, in order to recover vitality.

What is a Therapeutic Yoga class like?

In a therapeutic yoga session, repeated movements of the body and breathing are worked on, as well as postures performed with the help of supports, wooden blocks, belts, chairs, blankets or ropes. The practice focuses on restoring the body’s alignment in the spine and in general at a structural level.

Yoga asanas allow us to explore and work on our ailments, finding different variations in posture, so that the student can always apply the one that suits him best, according to his own aptitudes and limitations.

During the class, restorative postures are included, which are held for a longer time than normal asanas. These asanas together with the appropriate breathing exercises are essential to relieve stress, mental tiredness, anxiety and depression.

A therapeutic yoga class offers a practice adapted and accessible to the abilities of the student, regardless of the age or condition of the person who practices it. It is a practice especially indicated for people who have some type of limitation of movement or injury, as well as the elderly or pregnant women.

What to expect during therapeutic Yoga?

During therapeutic yoga, asanas are tailor-made and centered on alignment, the movements are gentle to help restore tissue and mobility, Yoga props are used to aid during asanas seeking mobilization, releasing the spine, hips, and shoulders. These techniques serve the propose of mitigating stress and are meant to act on the autonomic nervous system to somehow be more aware of unconscious functions such as breathing, heart rate and other organic and psychological functions.

A Yoga practice can heal you or injure you

All yoga practices are healing, but the way we apply them is what makes them therapeutic. You can practice yoga and get injured or healed. It all depends on how much knowledge you have and how much body awareness you have developed. In therapeutic yoga, postures are worked with special attention.

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