The art of smooth transition

The art of smooth transition

By Karina Klimtchuk Notice what you feel in your body when you contemplate “transition.” Perhaps a moment of pause, maybe a sense of bracing that shows up as held breath or rigidity in the shoulders. Maybe a strange sensation of knottiness in the stomach or slight...
Mind-body practices to support whole-person health

Mind-body practices to support whole-person health

Tina Walter is an IAYT-certified yoga therapist who works in the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center Mind-Body Studio and for other healthcare organizations. She provides interventions to those receiving chemotherapy and care on both outpatient and inpatient units. She also...
Why is yoga therapeutic?

Why is yoga therapeutic?

Roughly half of those who practice yoga say they do so for health reasons. And although yoga is not a cure-all for physical or mental problems, research is beginning to confirm yoga therapy’s promise to offer relief from the suffering associated with a number of...
Integrative inpatient care with yoga therapy?

Integrative inpatient care with yoga therapy?

By Mary Duryea As a retired medical doctor, I often muse about how my patients could have been helped by having a yoga therapist contribute to their care. Unfortunately, the International Association of Yoga Therapists and its certification were still in their infancy...