Although yoga is sometimes thought of only as a kind of physical exercise, it is really an emotional and spiritual practice as well. Yoga utilizes a combination of breathing patterns and physical movements designed to help its practitioners focus their mind on the present, release physical and emotional tension, and unite mind and body. The result is a more balanced, at-peace and harmonious self. That’s why we offer holistic therapy yoga in San Diego at Solara Mental Health.
Yoga has been shown to be a highly effective component in the treatment of a variety of mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorders and schizophrenia. Biologically, this makes sense: physically moving through yoga poses releases oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine and endorphins. These chemicals increase and improve social functioning, inner stability and peace, mood and an overall sense of wellness. At Solara Mental Health, we want our veterans to experience all of these positive benefits, and as such, we integrate yoga into our comprehensive treatment programs for a variety of mental health disorders.