With yoga, we are calming the nervous system. We do this through breath and movement which oxygenates the blood and purifies the nerves. By bringing more blood flow to the organs you are releasing old toxins that allow you to reap the benefits of a fresh oxygen supply which cleans up the physical accumulation of old blood, consequently clearing the mind of old clutter. This clutter can form a barrier, preventing you to move forward both physically and mentally in your life. Yoga allows space for new energy to flow through your body, leading us to be less anxious, happier and at peace with ourselves. Consequently this brings a new awareness and balance into our lives. Yoga works in every cell of your body. Hundreds of postures are practiced. Nursesynthesis incorporates a few of the basic postures with mindful breathing to allow you to open up slowly and feel a new state of awareness and contentment.
Through my experience working with patients who had undergone spinal surgery, I learned that body positioning played a huge part in their comfort level. The first two day postoperatively are particularly painful. Although patients had access to the best pain medication, I found that assisting them to reposition and propping their bodies with pillows and blankets, helped alleviate a lot of the pain they were feeling. This drew my interest to restorative yoga. In restorative yoga, I use bolsters and blankets to support your body into a deepen sense of relaxation. I use gentle stretches and poses, with a focus on the breath to guide clients to experience this body-mind connection. Whether you are feeling general stress and tightness from your work day or harboring an old injury, Nursesynthesis works with you to guide your body into a supported space for relaxation.
Hatha yoga is the umbrella termed to describe the asana or posture practice of yoga. I blend these postures into a flow, which depending on the class or individual can be gentle or faster paced. We focus on the breath, as breath is the key to guiding the body through the various postures. Coordinating movement with the breath creates a new space in our body and mind, allowing us to feel energized and a new sense of calmness and flexibility.