Yoga therapy and the “secret sauce” of mindfulness

Yoga therapy and the “secret sauce” of mindfulness

By Addie deHilster Mindfulness practice can be an effective method for reducing stress, improving sleep, enhancing quality of life, and even changing one’s relationship to physical pain. But do you have to learn mindfulness through seated meditation? Mindfulness...
Video: Yoga for Arthritis Patients

Video: Yoga for Arthritis Patients

Yoga therapy can help relieve stiffness and pain for individuals with arthritis.  In this short guided practice video, Steffany Moonaz, PhD, C-IAYT, teaches yogic techniques to relieve stiffness, articulate the joints, and prepare for activities that require increased...
Yoga therapy in your library

Yoga therapy in your library

Following are just a few of the great books recently authored by IAYT-certified yoga therapists and other yoga professionals to support the use of yogic practices for a range of populations. Full reviews appeared in Yoga Therapy Today.   Yoga for Amputees: The...
When you’ve tried everything for joint pain

When you’ve tried everything for joint pain

Clients often arrive at yoga therapy after they’ve tried seemingly everything to alleviate their pain and suffering. As yoga therapist Cheryl Gordon, C-IAYT, notes in this article, suffering is about much more than physical pain—and so is yoga therapy. Cheryl...
A mind-body therapy for mind-body illness

A mind-body therapy for mind-body illness

One aspect of an illness usually takes center stage in our awareness, so it can be easy to forget that physical conditions have mental/emotional components and vice versa. (Here’s a great explanation of how yoga therapists work with the panchamaya model, the...