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Yoga Therapy


Yoga Therapy with Shira Cohen, learn what it is and how it can transform your life and your loved ones lives. A story, a passion and a practice to empower.

Nov 24, 2021

Brandt Passalacqua, seasoned yoga therapist and founder of the Breathing Deeply, shares with Shira how his near fatal autoimmune condition led him to yoga nidra, preventing death, and subsequently to his passion for yoga therapy.

We touch on autoimmune conditions having similar underlying cause of imbalance if we look at the energetic; physiological, body, and how Ayurveda, yoga nidra and meditational techniques effecting our reactivity and stress, but more importantly our natural healing and integration.

Brandt shares his experiences of how yoga therapy can significantly reduce autoimmune flares, prevent sugery, reduce pain, cure scorliosis, relieve fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and obesity.

We talk about how the effects of adverse childhood experiences, ACEs, especially sexual abuse, translate into trauma due to lack of tools, knowledge and support to healthily express, or share, our inner struggles, enabling healing.

How yoga therapy is somatic as well as cognitive; body awareness and self inquiry, enabling us to enter and access healing through different lenses and layers, and understanding how interconnected the body and mind are. And how looking at all our layers is necessary to help a person heal deeply.

Brandt covers the different kinds of yoga nidras and why it can be effective or adversely affect others, depending on, many things, one being a person's background.

We briefly discuss the importance of seeking help long before crisis situations, physical or psychological, preventing much suffering through self-awareness and self-knowlegde that both Ayurveda and yoga therapy encourage.

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