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Yoga Therapy for the immune system

Trina Bawden-Smith - Friday, May 17, 2019

In a few weeks, Annette Loudon will be teaching Yoga therapy for the Immune System workshop. We have a few places left in her June workshop.

Annette shared the following practice with us which she developed for a 33 year old woman with a host of auto immune problems:  She has never done yoga and reported she has Supra Ventricular Tachycardie (SVT) as a result of Wolff Parkinson’s Syndrome which has led to her being hospitalised twice.  In addition to myasthenia gravis and celiac disease, she also has pernicious anemia which is treated with B12 injections 3 times a year. She gets a lot of reflux. She currently has a sore right knee and gets hormonal headaches.

Annette mentioned that "I couldn't give her a breathing practice due to the SVT, so the aim was to give a calming practice so her breath would be calm and a gentle yet an effective practice before bed to see how her body and mind react, as well as, clearing her lymphatic system to improve her immune system. I also gave her a morning practice and a yoga nidra based on the elements. She is now Into her third week of practice and she has reported improved sleep, less achey muscles and a calmer mind."

"Immune disorders are often not one single problem but present as a host of different conditions. What is wonderful about this woman is she came to me with a genuine desire to help herself and has done the practice every night. She, and other students like her, continue to inspire me to work towards aiding their  pathway into improved health, both physically and mentally.  You may like to listen or do her practice before bed tonight."

Click here to listen to this 20 minute practice

If you are interested in training to be a Yoga therapist, the workshop is a great opportunity to see how a highly skilled Yoga therapist like Annette creates an integrated practice tailored specifically for her client's needs.