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Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox philosophical schools of Hinduism. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’.
It is a form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. A person doing yoga will move from one posture (called asana) to another.
Yoga can provide an enormous number of benefits, such as improving strength, balance and flexibility, helping with back pain relief, easing arthritis symptoms, and benefitting heart health.
It has been shown to relax people, and help them sleep better, which can mean more energy and brighter moods, and even better manage stress.
Participating in yoga classes can also connect you with a supportive community. Even during one-on-one classes, you can be acknowledged, and acknowledge yourself as a unique individual.
Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. Achieving optimal wellness will subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness, and ensure positive interactions.
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. It emerged in Japan in the late 1800’s and is said to involve the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner’s palms to their patient.
According to the International Center for Reiki Training, the practice is based on the idea that we all have an unseen “life force energy” flowing through our bodies. A Reiki practitioner gently moves their hands just above or on the client’s clothed body, helping reduce stress and promote healing by encouraging a healthy flow of energy.
Some controversy surrounds Reiki, because it is hard to prove its effectiveness through scientific means, however, a 2007 survey shows that, in the United States, 1.2 million adults tried Reiki or a similar therapy at least once in the previous year. Over 60 hospitals are believed to offer Reiki services to patients.
Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment.
Wellness specialists signing our pledge have ensured that you can rest easy during your appointments. They will not allow any discrimination, and respect you and your body with as much privacy and discretion as you need during your appointment.
Your body is your own! Our TransFriendly wellness specialists will be here to support you every step of the way, and help you decide which services are the best for the results you desire.
Our TransFriendly artists will respect your true identity throughout every step of your appointments. They are here to support you, and honour your choices.
Each business will be available to help you when you’re ready to change your personal information with them, just use their available contact information to find out more.
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The TransFriendly pledge is a series of eight commitments that have been made by every business listed on TransFriendly. They guarantee that you’ll be treated with kindness, dignity and respect, and put real requirements on businesses to help and support you as you access their services. All businesses listed on trans friendly can be reviewed by trans and non-binary people, and we take any breaches of the pledge extremely seriously.
Getting more transgender and non-binary customers can help you to increase both the reputation and income of your wellness services.
When you list your business with TransFriendly, you can engage with the transgender community as well as get the resources, support and training you need to give your transgender customers the best possible experience.