Yoga as a complementary therapy for stroke

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...
Get some (yogic) sleep!

Get some (yogic) sleep!

Yoga nidra, or “yogic sleep,” is one tool your yoga therapist might recommend to help with restlessness, repatterning of unhelpful thought habits, insomnia, and more. That might sound a little…esoteric, but this type of guided meditation practice is...
A Journey into Yin Yoga

A Journey into Yin Yoga

BOOK REVIEW: A Journey into Yin Yoga, by Travis Eliot Review by Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner This new addition to the Yin Yoga literature is a well-designed manual for approaching this quiet practice—a possible antidote to our fast-paced, yang-oriented lives (and usual...
Life reimagined: Yoga therapy for amputees

Life reimagined: Yoga therapy for amputees

By Marsha T. Danzig Yoga philosophy views every student as whole and complete. A well-designed yoga practice is a specific invitation to re-remember our essential wholeness, regardless of the physical body’s form. Amputees deal with unique challenges—phantom pain,...