Yoga is a term derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji” meaning yoke or union.  Yoga is an ancient practice that brings together the mind and the body. It is empowering an inclusive, by this I mean it addresses the “whole” person. Yoga incorporates breathing, meditation and movement with poses that are accessible to people of all conditions and levels of fitness and experience.

Yoga is one of the most popular complementary health practices in North America.  It is used by healthcare professionals as a safe and effective approach to help people with a variety of health conditions. If you can find a time to practice yoga just a few times per week, you will find that it makes a noticeable difference when it comes to your health.

Research has shown that yoga can be used to help improve high blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, metabolism and body temperature. Yoga can improve your strength, flexibility, balance, bone health, cardiovascular health, breathing patterns and other physiological systems. It can help decrease pain and inflammation. It is endorsed by the Canadian Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society and can help people living with cancer by relieving their symptoms of treatment.  It has also been shown to increase a sense of spiritual well-being by relieving stress, anxiety and depression as well as aiding with fatigue and sleep problems.

How Haley Rehab can help?

At Haley Rehab our certified yoga instructor offers yoga in a private studio and offer you a one on one personalized practice.  The goal is to inspire, educate and empower you to take an active approach to your health and wellness and be part of your plan for rehabilitation. Regular home practice is essential to your success and is encouraged. To learn more about Yoga at Haley Rehab and how we can help you achieve wellness  –  call us at 613-422-5061.  No referral is required.

Please note that in some cases Yoga services may be covered under the category of physiotherapy which is covered by extended health care benefit plans.