Yoga isn't about getting fit or skinny. True yoga is about connecting your mind and body- being present. Yoga means “to yoke” mind and body together in a dance of the present moment. There are so many ways this philosophy in practice assists with mental health counseling and development. In this episode, Corinne Phillips, explains the integration of yoga and counseling.
Corinne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and yoga instructor in Roanoke, VA. After finding her way to both the profession of counseling and yoga, she has beautifully married the two by:
Practicing mindfulness with every client.
Providing meditation and yoga resources
Integrating yogic philosophy
Helping client understand the mind body connection and teaching yoga asanas to facilitate healing
Bringing counseling into yoga classes (therapeutic activities and concepts). The class isn't ever just moving and breathing