By Paula Morris, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist
“Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day; train a man to fish, and he will eat well the rest of his life.”
As the proverb teaches, the best gifts improve life.
As we enter the holiday season with celebrations of gratitude, giving, and new starts, it is worthwhile to ask ourselves what we care most about and prioritize the essential. The pleasurable gift is pleasing to receive, the quick fix is gratifying, but the most valuable and appreciated gifts create better long-
term. Improving the condition of ourselves and our loved ones makes everything else go smoother. It can be life-changing.
Yoga Therapy is a wellness approach that does just that. It empowers people of all ages to learn time-
tested and research-based self-care methods to strengthen and protect physical and mental health, restore balance, and mitigate suffering and pain with therapeutic attention to the mind-body interplay. The whole person is simultaneously addressed for greater effectiveness, and that impact grows with the frequency and duration of customized practices designed to reach individual needs and goals, paced and adapted appropriately to integrate gradual changes over time into a better lifestyle and life.
There is a reflective pause between the ending year and the new year, like the space between the outgoing exhalation and the incoming inhalation,
briefly focusing our attention on what truly matters most. In that clarity, opportunity arises to evaluate past choices and actions, examine where we are and where we want to go, and take steps aligning with that intention, prioritizing wellness to enhance living.
Tis the season. Empower someone to the better possible. Protect and sustain what is priceless.
Empowered 2 Wellness Yoga Therapy in Sarasota offers Gift Cards for every budget to bring the transformative benefits of mind, body, and life to someone special. Call now, 941.316.6893.
Paula Morris, C-IAYT, E-RYT, M.A. Ed.
Paula Morris is a Certified-IAYT Yoga Therapist, mind-body specialist, educator, writer, speaker, and ERYT500 registered yoga and meditation teacher utilizing evidence-based therapeutic methods and targeted programs for health and stability, post-surgical respiratory and muscular rehabilitation, pain and stress relief, and lifestyle management of chronic conditions including hypertension and heart disease, cancers, arthritis, lymphedema, fibromyalgia, PTSD, anxiety, migraines, multiple sclerosis, back and joint problems, osteoporosis, carpel tunnel syndrome, and muscle atrophy.
Empowered 2 Wellness Yoga Therapy is Sarasota’s first office for individualized services located at Midtown Medical Park, 1219 South East Avenue, Suite 104, one block from Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Programs adapt to the goals, needs, and limitations of the individual and their allopathic treatments and conditions. Flexibility or prior experience is not required. Yoga Therapy assists people to develop personal and lifestyle practices to balance life and self-care, accelerate health and healing, and empower the better possible.
Call 941.316.6893 to purchase a gift of health, schedule a free consultation, or join the mailing list to receive notifications of 2018 programs and events.
30 Minute Mindfulness Skills for Living Well will be offered as a program beginning in January.