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Yoga Therapy- Vedic Chanting – Traditional Yoga

Yoga Therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the yoga therapist, implements a personalised and evolving yoga practice.

The Vedas literally mean ‘knowledge’ and are considered the source texts for Yoga, and several other important practices and philosophies from India.

The Vedas have been preserved for millennia through oral tradition that continues to this day.

 

 

Yoga Therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the yoga therapist, implements a personalised and evolving yoga practice, a unique practice that includes an appropriate selection of tools from among the wide range of possibilities Yoga has to offer. A wide range of conditions can be alleviated or managed through Individualised Yoga Therapy. This self-empowering process involves a diagnostic consultation session, and follow-up sessions, where the entire range of Yoga’s tools will be utilised. Although it is ideal to have at least one consultation followed by four-five Yoga Therapy sessions, flexible options are also possible.

 

Yoga Therapy not only addresses illnesses with a multi dimensional approach – physical, energetic, mental, behavioural, and emotional-, but also aims to alleviate their suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending on the nature of the illness, Yoga Therapy can be preventative, curative, or a means to manage illness, or it can facilitate healing in the person at all levels. This non invasive and holistic approach to healing includes a wide range of Yoga Therapy tools including postures, breath regulation, meditation, dietary recommendations, lifestyle suggestions, chanting , visualisations / affirmations, special energetic seals, symbolic gestures and guided self-inquiry.

 

The Yoga Therapy practices are tailor-made to suit the needs and capacities of each student and honour not only the conditions they suffer from, but also their own experience of their illnesses and in their unique context of life. When practiced longer term, deeper emotional issues, inherited trauma, trans-generational diseases, energetic and spiritual illnesses can also be addressed. Kate began teaching yoga in 2000 and hasn’t stopped since. For the past ten years Kate has been studying classical yoga in the tradition of Acharya T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar, known as Viniyoga.

Kate finds herself extremely fortunate to be a student of a traditional lineage of yoga that teaches and practices in a way that maintains the integrity and potency of yoga. The physical practice and the deeper inner practices are integrated into a very powerful system.

 

Yoga Therapy is the process of developing an ongoing series of practices that will support a personal journey to overcome obstacles/difficulties. It is a more intense and intimate process than a private yoga class. It is therapy, which to be effective requires trust, care, and understanding. Usually, more than one session is required, as we make small, sustainable changes over time. The teacher’s role in these sessions is to understand the impact the issue is having on the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual levels and then construct and teach a practice that will bring about positive changes.

 

Each practice is unique and carefully considered. It may involve movement, breathwork, mantra, meditation, chanting, lifestyle or diet changes, and other yogic tools. Yoga taught in this way can open the door to healing and spiritual growth. It can carry you over the threshold to a true path of evolution, not just be a physical practice. Viniyoga uses postures, breath regulation, meditation, dietary recommendations, lifestyle suggestions, chanting, visualizations/affirmations, special energetic seals, symbolic gestures, and guided self-inquiry

 

Yoga Therapy can help with:

  • stress

  • menopause

  • insomnia

  • musculoskeletal problems

  • depression

  • digestive disorders

  • addiction

  • musculoskeletal problems

  • respiratory illnesses

  • fatigue

  • emotional instability

  • grief

  • circulation problems

  • weight issues

 

Lessons in the art of Vedic chanting done in the traditional way. The teacher recites the mantra once, the student repeats it twice.
The Vedas literally meaning ‘knowledge’ are considered the source texts for Yoga, Vedānta, The Bhagavad Gīta and several other important practices and philosophies
from India. The Vedas have been preserved for millennia through oral tradition that continues to this day. It is an exacting and exciting practice which the more you do it the more it reveals.

 

The benefits are many, they include

● Boosting immunity

● Increasing mental clarity

● Reducing stress

● Building Spiritual awareness

● Enhancing memory

● Developing a strong inner connection

● Stimulating healing

 

Yoga came into Kate’s life when she was 17 and has been her rock ever since. By following the path of yoga for over 4 decades, she has been supported, nourished, guided, and held steady by the teachings. Yoga helped Kate overcome major addictions. Yoga helped Kate heal childhood trauma. Yoga gave Kate the courage and clarity to face separation and single parenting. Yoga has supported her through the turbulence of menopause. Yoga has taught Kate how to awaken the inner teacher. Yoga has taken Kate beyond the noisy chatter of her mind to the stillness within. Yoga continues to guide Kate towards uncovering her full potential.

Kate began teaching yoga in 2000 and hasn’t stopped since.

 

For more information on the services offered by Kate:

https://www.katebendallyoga.com

 

Email: kate@tastenature.co.nz           Or phone: 0226 908 077

 

Find Kate at:

Taste Nature Integrative Health Clinic

131 High Street, Dunedin

 

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