What is Yoga Therapy
WHYoga~PT offers an integrated approach using a background in Western knowledge and combining it with the time honored Eastern practice of Yoga. Ginny teaches Hatha yoga, combining the physical postures (asanas) with breath work (pranayama), adding a special emphasis on postural alignment. Ginny works together at each student’s individual level, making appropriate modifications, so as to provide a safe yoga practice, especially for the beginner.
Wellness is the state of being in good health. Health is the condition of being of a sound body, mind and spirit. Yoga, derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj” meaning to yoke or join together. binds our body, mind and spirit to make us ‘whole’. ‘Whole’ is the origin of the words health, heal, and holy. Yoga is the instrument that can lead us towards greater ‘wholeness’.
The student grows in greater self-awareness, recognizing patterns of stress and tension held within. From this heightened self-awareness, the yoga student learns tools to begin to change for the better, both in the yoga studio and throughout life. Often life circumstances cannot be changed, but one can develop the capacity to change their reactions to the stressors. The WHYoga~PT student becomes calmer with a quieter mind, physically stronger and more flexible, and better balanced to live a joyful life. Self-criticism and self-defeating patterns are replaced with greater self-acceptance so they can live their life with the highest level of ‘wholeness’.
WHYoga~PT offers both small group classes and individual yoga sessions, with students often from Milwaukee, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Wauwatosa, Waukesha, New Berlin and even Delafield or Pewaukee. As a yoga therapist she is passionate about bringing yoga to the community as an adjunct to medical care.