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.”

Yoga breathing research shows promise for dementia

Yoga breathing research shows promise for dementia

Research shows that yoga can significantly improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia. These studies primarily used yoga as a movement practice. New research on yoga breathing practices (pranayama) shows that specific breathing patterns can affect...

Gratitude: Mind, body, and relationship medicine

Gratitude: Mind, body, and relationship medicine

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology has given us tremendous insight into ourselves by producing images of how our brains change in response to how we use them, known as neuroplasticity. This technology has provided scientific evidence to support...

Therapeutic yoga’s difference is key to its effectiveness

Therapeutic yoga’s difference is key to its effectiveness

When you think of yoga, what comes to mind? Most people in Western cultures think of yoga as a kind of exercise practiced at gyms and yoga studios. Yoga therapy, on the other hand, is typically practiced in a one-to-one or small-group setting—and increasingly in...