Counselling and Yoga
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websites are widely used in the therapist community by a range of practitioners. Some practitioners are trained in multiple therapies, often spanning the mind therapies as well as body therapies. Multidisciplinary clinics will typically offer all types, and multi-disciplinary therapists may tailor their advice to the client's individual needs. Yoga, as well as a popular form of exercise, is a complementary therapy dating back in origin to ancient India, and is intended to bring the individual to a state of internal peacefulness. Yoga may improve your health through increased flexibility and increasing joint mobility, which in turn balances the activity of opposing muscle groups and deepens breathing. Often digestion also improves, coordination improves, posture improves - weight can normalise, immunity increase and balance improve. Yoga uses a combination of relaxation and breathing techniques which commonly aids relaxation and is very stress relieving, and so may prove useful in conjunction with counselling, when seeking to cope with stress and tension.
With much in common with yoga, tai chi originated in China and is a martial art form which promotes mental concentration along with attention to breathing technique and slow flexible body movements which increase well being and add to core strength. Its gentleness is to enable the client to achieve a harmonious flow of energy in the body. Your therapist will explain how this helps to improve insomnia, increase energy and stabilise and improve mood. Chi Kung works in a similar way to Tai Chi, and is a breathing exercise that cultivates chi (energy) and then transmits it to all the bodily organs. This is known as the method to repel illness and prolong life and may help memory and attention improve, and also allow the client to become more self aware making Chi Kung likely to combine well with patients receiving counselling.