Exploring the underlying frameworks of the field of yoga therapy
In this episode, Marlysa Sullivan talks about what constitutes yoga therapy and why it is important as a modality. We explore understanding the underlying framework for yoga therapy for any condition as the facilitation of eudaimonic well-being and body-mind regulation/resilience, and she even shares a little practice for us. She is a Physical Therapist (PT) and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with over 15 years of experience working with people who suffer from chronic pain conditions. She is an Assistant Professor at Maryland University of Integrative Heath and holds an Adjunct position at Emory University. She is the author of Understanding Yoga Therapy and co-editor of Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain, as well as many peer-reviewed articles.
“We are providing yoga practices, not for low back pain, but we're providing yoga therapy practices to develop regulation, interoception and discernment and resilience, which then helps with back pain.”
“If I'm speaking to yoga people I'm going to talk about activating Sattva Guna. If I'm speaking to the medical community, I might say I'm going to activate the social engagement neural platform.”
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Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal Theory: The Convergence of Traditional Wisdom and Contemporary Neuroscience for Self-Regulation and Resilience http://alignedlivingtasmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fnhum-12-00067.pdf
Understanding Yoga Therapy: Applied Philosophy and Science for Well-Being
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Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain
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Music: The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.