Inspirations for Youth and Families offers our teen’ clients a variety of therapeutic options including but not limited to group, individual, music, art and yoga therapy. We believe that in addition to traditional therapeutic options this diverse range of therapy will help our teens to build successful coping skills they can use anywhere.
Yoga is often described as the holistic package for happy living which helps focus the mind, body, and spirit. At Inspirations yoga therapy incorporates breathing, exercise techniques, strengthening and lengthening of the spine and other body parts.
Why do we use yoga?
Yoga therapy is a great way for our teens to relax and unwind. During the session they also learn self discipline as they work their way through various positions and breathing patterns. In addition, our teens develop their coping skills through yoga exercises and meditation techniques. These skills help them to remain calm, relaxed and in control if they should come across anything distressful.
Here are some photos from our latest session with Ellie & Sheerly from World Wellness:
What are the other benefits to yoga?
Besides helping our teens hone their coping skills through a fun activity yoga has both physical and psychological benefits.
- Improves flexibility
- Reduces weight
- Increases respiratory energy
- Balances metabolism
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Boosts memory
- Increases concentration
We asked some of our teens how they felt about yoga after the session and this is what they had to say:
“I liked yoga! It made me feel way better after I was done. Especially the end with the music and oil”
“I’ve never done yoga before but after trying it during the session it made me feel a lot better! I like it now.”
See our other alternative forms of therapy and how they help our teens here!