Our licensed counselors may invite you to learn or participate in yoga. But what exactly is yoga?

It’s certainly not an exercise fad. Fads come and go.

Instead, yoga is an ancient spiritual practice that is nearly 5,000 years old. Its goal is to create harmony between your mind, body, and spirit.

To that end, it combines different postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and more.

Yoga at Empowered and Authentic Living

At Empowered and Authentic Living, LLC, we offer yoga classes, workshops, and groups that are open to the public. Additionally, if you’re interested, your therapist may teach you some basic yoga practices during your therapy session.

Benefits of Yoga

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, yoga may help you to:

  • Release tension and relax
  • Sleep better
  • Enjoy more energy
  • Brighten your mood
  • Manage stress

Similarly, Harvard Health Publishing at Harvard Medical School and the National Institutes of Health, say that research suggests the following possible benefits of yoga:

  • Improve your body image and decreases self-criticism about your body
  • Release tension and anxiety in both your body and mind
  • Support good health habits
  • Soothe any back, neck, or knee pain
  • Help manage anxiety and depression
  • Relieve menopause symptoms

In addition, research has shown that yoga improves your muscle tone and strength, balance, and body flexibility.

Yoga at Empowered and Authentic Living

At Empowered and Authentic Living, we have found that, in combination with PTSD therapy, yoga is a helpful mindfulness practice.

Rae Magnani is an RYT-200. This designation means that she has met specific 200-hour yoga teacher training that is registered with the Yoga Alliance. It also means that she completes specific continuing education requirements and abides by a specific Yoga Alliance Code of Conduct.


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