How can yoga therapy help?

“I have heart failure disease…. My yoga therapist designed a program that was safe, pain-free, and helped with strength and flexibility—without leaving me breathless.”

“I appreciate how a yoga therapist takes the time to understand your health status holistically beforehand.”

True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras…

By Annette Watson If you're not familiar with the Yoga Sutras, this Sanskrit text is believed to have been written more than 2,000 years ago by the sage Patanjali, who collected 196 short verses that could be learned and lived. Sutra translates as “thread” or...

Meaning-making with mantra

Mantra—put simply, a sound we've imbued with meaning—is one among many possible elements of a yoga practice. A mantra can be repeated aloud or silently. The scholar Georg Feuerstein describes mantra as follows: "The word mantra is derived from the Sanskrit root 'man,'...

Yoga as a complementary therapy for stroke

Even with conditions as serious as stroke and brain injury, yoga therapy can be a helpful complement to regular medical care when practiced under the guidance of a qualified yoga therapist (start your search here). As an example, the Yoga for Stroke program provides...