Yoga & Movement Therapy

Yoga & Movement Therapy A desire to move our bodies is natural, healthy and human. We have been programmed with the innate ability to touch, feel, walk, run, shiver, dance, laugh, cry, speak, sense and express ourselves, most often this movement expresses itself in some kind of physical way. At the same time our human bodies are in constant motion. Think of the beating of the heart, the rise and fall of your chest as you breathe and the natural rhythm of the blood flow as it moves through your circulation system. Yoga is essentially a Hindu spiritual practice which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. The practice of Yoga includes various breathing rhythms, meditation, and the use of specific bodily postures (asanas). It is widely practised for physical, emotional and spiritual health and relaxation. Movement Therapy refers to a broad range of Eastern and Western mindful movement-based practices, used to treat holistically, the mind, body, and spirit. Forms of movement practice are universal across human culture. Each culture has a unique way of ‘expressing’ it’s essence. This is the same for each human being. We are all unique. Movement Therapy recognises body movement as an instrument of communication, expression and emotional embodiment. In this way Movement Therapists enable a person to engage in a healing process of integration and transformation.