Where Psychotherapy & Yoga Meet

Mudras are extremely helpful for concentration and other mind-disciplinary practices.  Mudras consist or hand or facial gestures. Even asanas of physical postures in yoga are considered mudras. Thes gestures work well in conjunction to meditative practices and mantra chanting.

Yoga Nidra

Meditation

Mantras

Meditation has powerful effects on both the brain and the mind. The former undergoes a number of changes when meditation is consistently applied. The mind also strengthens in concentration, direction, and perception. Hundreds of meditation forms exist, so it is important to understand your own psychology. Ask about Hridya Kasha Dharana (i.e. Heart Space Meditation), Witness Consciousness, and Breath Awareness.

Mudras

Disciplining the Mind

Disciplining the Mind

​Disciplining the Mind

Yoga Nidra is an ancient form of meditation that produces change physiologically and psychologically (See Yoga Nidra). Over time, the practice is known to soften stress and slow down the chemical releases of the body that promote a fight/flight response. While Yoga Nidra can create relaxation, it is meant to develop concentration and awareness. Done consistently, this practice can help with depression and anxiety.

Mantras come in all shapes and sounds. Some are long; others short. Some mantras are composed of one word. The aim can be multiple. Mantras are helpful for concentration, a precursor for meditation. Other mantras have a Bakhti or devotion toward a particular deity. Mantras transmitted from the Sanskrit and the yogis were developed with the purpose of evoking specific vibrations. This is a very detailed art that demands patience and grace.