A glimpse into yoga therapy in India

A glimpse into yoga therapy in India

By Sowmya Ayyar In the West, yoga therapy is often an adjunct treatment for chronic conditions. In India, however, there is a different understanding of yoga as therapy. As an American-born of Indian ethnic background, I grew up in California with a love for all...
Yoga therapist talks ayurveda with Cleveland Clinic

Yoga therapist talks ayurveda with Cleveland Clinic

Yoga therapy seeks to understand the individual holistically and support them in a path toward health and well-being. One of the ways yoga therapists lend support is through the lens of ayurveda.  In a recent article by the Cleveland Clinic, yoga therapist Renee...
A case of yoga therapy for respiratory issues—and more

A case of yoga therapy for respiratory issues—and more

By Roshini Ranjit Deepa,* a software consultant in her mid-20s, had been suffering from wheezing and breathlessness while climbing the stairs for more than a year. She also had a runny nose, “heaviness” of the head, bouts of sneezing soon after waking up in the...
Stress-fest

Stress-fest

Back in the 1930s, endocrinologist Hans Selye first used the term stress as we know it today—basically to indicate the way the body-mind system responds to any challenge. Since then, the pressures most of us face every day have changed dramatically. Our understanding...
Support for a yoga journey

Support for a yoga journey

Yoga therapists are a prolific bunch, partly because we often have been so changed by the practices ourselves that we want to find ways to share them with as many people as possible. These recent texts offer guidance for those wishing to incorporate yogic wisdom into...