The Integrated Approach
Human minds and bodies experience and store immense amounts of physical and emotional fatigue and stress, which in turn causes all sorts of health issues to manifest. A multi-pronged approach to resolving existing issues is what has been proven to provide the best sustainable long-term results.
Priya keeps this perspective in mind, and works with individuals and groups using Yoga therapy, Health Coaching, and other modalities towards a path to wellness. All these holistic modalities offer something unique and lend themselves to overall healing. More than anything else however, it is the one-to-one support that allows clients to achieve their ultimate health goals. From start to finish, the Coach and client are partners.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with health challenges. Yoga comprises a wide range of mind/body practices, from postural and breathing exercises to deep relaxation and meditation. Yoga therapists prescribe specific postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs. These practices helps to promote all-round positive health, as well as assisting particular medical conditions. The therapy is particularly appropriate for many chronic conditions that persist despite conventional medical treatment. Medical research shows that Yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for several chronic physical and emotional aliments.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, the Indian “science of life”, is an ancient system of healing that sees health as our birthright. In simple terms, ayurveda is a holistic system, which guides us so that we can live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. It recognizes that we are all unique, and focuses on food, lifestyle, massage, yoga and herbal remedies to suit our individual make-up. The wisdom of ayurveda keeps in mind that we are made of elements that create health when well-balanced and disease when imbalanced; Ayurveda’s goal is to help us help ourselves to re-balance and restore health.
According to Ayurvedic philosophy, universal life force manifests as three different energies, or doshas, known as vata, pitta, and kapha. We’re all made up of a unique combination of these three forces. Though everyone has some of each, most people tend to have an abundance of one or two of the doshas. This unique combination is determined at the moment of conception, and is your own personal blueprint, or prakriti (nature). The correct understanding and management of your doshas dictates health lifelong.
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Who is a Health Coach?
A Health Coach is a wellness authority that educates and supports clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments.
Integrative Health coaching facilitates behavior change in a non-judgmental, supportive partnership between the participant and coach. The coach invites insights and clarity through inquiry about the current state of health, and encourages the client to set achievable goals using various means towards the desired state of health. The results of this supported behavior change encourages the client to achieve individual targets in a more realistic fashion.