Yoga Therapy with Megan McCarver
"A path to pain management and Wellness"
Yoga Therapy with Megan McCarver complements your Primary Treatment Plan and will give you a liberating sense of well being. Discover relief from pain and restrictions due to injury, whether it be acute or chronic pain. Correct unhealthy lifestyle habits, integrate life long postural alignment by utilizing effective tools and advance healing techniques from the yoga tradition.
Yoga Therapy Assessment
Your initial visit includes a two hour personal assessment of your presenting problem. Begin by properly learning yoga postures partnered with specific breathing techniques. Together we will create a “Home Study Program” in which you take home and practice every day until the next scheduled session. After a few weeks of time and daily commitment, you will experience a 20% to 80% decrease in your pain and again feel more balanced.
Discuss, explore and learn alternative food choices to your diet. A private vegetarian cooking class is optional.
Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
You will receive a personalized relaxation exercise which you can practice the rest of your life (very helpful for sleepless nights). You will also learn specific breathing techniques which you can apply to reduce your stress.
Begin now a ten minute daily Mindful Meditation which will decrease pain and stress and increase your patience and compassion to the present moment.
“When the breath wanders, the mind is unsteady, but when the breath is still, so is the mind still” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Mindfulness and Imagination
A Yoga and Writing Retreat | April 5-7, 2013
Nestled into the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of Southern California, the Land of Medicine Buddha is at once peaceful and transformative. Established and maintained by Tibetan Buddhists, it’s the perfect environment in which to nourish mind, body and spirit--and to feed your creative urges!
Retreat participants will enjoy yoga and meditation classes, writing sessions, a photography workshop/walk, gentle hikes among the ancient redwoods, delicious organic meals, and comfortable lodging. As a special treat, a resident Tibetan Buddhist monk will speak with us about compassion. You’ll also have plenty of free time during which you can schedule massages, explore your surroundings, and/or collaborate on your writing projects with a supportive community of friends.
For more information on my next retreat in November please email me or visit our Facebook Event Page. The Santa Cruz retreat is totally sold out and we are expecting a great time.
Group Classes at YogaWorks in Mission Viejo, CA
Where: 27001 La Paz Road Suite 206 / Mission Viejo / CA 92691
When: Monday & Wednesday / Time: 7:30 - 9PM • Level One
Saturdays / Time 11 – 12:30 PM • Level One
Call YogaWorks at (949) 380-9642 for more information or directions.
Summer Group Classes in San Juan Capistrano are forming now. Call if you are interested.
Recommended DVDs for Yoga Therapy
Thank you for joining me on the path of yoga. Led by the virtuous heart, we begin with the first ethical precept from the Yoga Sutras of Patajali: ahimsa, usually translated as “non-violence”. In the present moment we practice peace within ourselves and breathe peace to others in our thoughts, in our words, in our actions and in our deeds. Next we illustrate our energy flow through different shapes and postures pacing them to our mindful breath, balancing our inner vitality and light. Then we learn to cultivate care and spontaneous integration around our awakening heart. Lastly, in harmony with nature, we live to serve our love eternally, achieving our goals towards higher consciousness and world peace.
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