Clinical Yoga Services.

Clinical Yoga is offered at Move for Better Health’s Malvern location and is delivered in a 1:1 format. These sessions are designed to help you with strength, stability and mobility, and are especially helpful for someone who has experienced pain or other issues in regular Yoga classes. Our Clinical Yoga sessions are a great way to assist you to get back to regular Yoga practice

How is it different from regular Yoga?

There are important differences between regular yoga and Clinical Yoga. Typically, regular Yoga is instructed by a Yoga teacher with a minimum of 200 hours training, which makes them highly qualified to lead Yoga classes for the general population. Many people find sessions with a regular Yoga instructor adequate to help them stay strong and flexible, and also assist with non-physical aspects of Yoga practice. Clinical Yoga sessions at Move for Better Health are led by an experienced Physiotherapist who has experience practicing Yoga themselves, and has additional training in Clinical Yoga. This combination of experience and training, ensure that they can assist you in safely continuing or returning to Yoga practice in the case of an injury or other health condition which prevents you from regular Yoga practice.

Who could benefit from Clinical Yoga?

Clinical Yoga can be suitable for anyone ranging from those who want to start Yoga but are unsure where to start, to those who have physical considerations and want to be in the safe hands of a health professional.

Why do Yoga?

Yoga is an effective movement modality for a multitude of physical and mental conditions. Scientific literature now suggests that Yoga may have positive effects on a range of conditions such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Inflammation

Yoga may also improve sleep quality, feelings of well-being, breathing, flexibility and balance, and can be used as a tool for day to day stress management.

What can you expect in Clinical Yoga session?

Overall, Yoga is a great way to improve physical and mental health and well-being and Clinical Yoga uses specialised knowledge to increase positive outcomes.

Trying anything new can always be a little daunting, so we want to let you know what you’re in for!

  • Basic breathing exercises to help regulate your nervous system
  • Basic mindfulness principles
  • A series of yoga postures sequenced to achieve a particular goal; it may be better pelvic awareness, or shoulder stability, or to strengthen the back body, or even to remember to focus our attention in non-judgemental ways – it changes every week!)
  • The ability to ask questions and opportunities to workshop and break things down
  • All the props (mat, blocks, straps) are provided, you just have to turn up!

How to get started

Before you begin Clinical Yoga sessions, we like to have an initial assessment appointment one on one with you. This allows us to learn more about you and get a better idea of how to tailor the yoga classes specifically to you and your needs or goals.

If you’d like some more information on Clinical Yoga and whether it might be suitable for you, please give us a call on 8373 5655.

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