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.”

Yogic practice for combat veterans: Snapshot of a VA program

By Anne Platt I teach yoga therapy, the therapeutic application of yoga developed specifically to help heal damaged bodies, minds, and spirits. My “students” at the Los Angeles Veterans Administration (VA) include a wide range of veterans, from the Vietnam era all the...

Yoga therapy: A sweet spot in diabetes control

By Robyn Tiger Did you ever stop to wonder how the cells in your body get their energy? Just like you, your cells need food—for them, that comes in the form of a sugar called glucose. Insulin, a hormone released by the pancreas, acts like a key that lets glucose into...

Accessible yoga, yoga therapy, & building a universal practice

Certified yoga therapist Steffany Moonaz, PhD, C-IAYT, discusses the distinctions between yoga therapy and accessible yoga, both of which can help a range of people experience yoga's therapeutic potential: "It is sometimes said that all yoga is therapeutic—and I would...