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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Although yoga is sometimes thought of as only 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.
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, chemicals that increase and improve social functioning, inner stability and peace, mood, and overall sense of wellness. At Solara Health, we want our clients 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.
In addition to the broad health benefits already described, yoga provides a variety of more specific health benefits to those who regularly practice it:
Improved physical flexibility, strength, and endurance
Lower stress levels
Higher sleep quality
Enhanced physical immunity
Strengthened ability to cope with painful emotions or stressors
Increased ability to live in the present
Greater self-awareness and overall sense of mind-body unity
Yoga at Solara Health
At Solara, our yoga teachers are experienced and kind, ready to help clients of all experience and fitness levels as they practice yoga. Our teachers will never push clients past their physical or emotional comfort zones; instead, they encourage clients to listen to their bodies and recognize those limits as they arise. Clients practice a combination of mindfulness, breathing exercises, and physical movements that promotes self-awareness, encourages the practice of emotional regulation during times of stress, and enhances appreciation for the physical body and its capabilities. Through yoga, clients can promote self-healing not only during Solara’s program, but after it as well, making yoga a vital tool for both immediate and long-lasting confidence and wellness.
For more information about yoga, or about other treatments offered at Solara Health, please contact us.
What Our Clients Say
The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.
Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.
The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed
The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.
We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.
I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.
The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.
I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.
Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.
Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.