A key to aging gracefully?

A key to aging gracefully?

Two IAYT-certified yoga therapists, Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson, have just published a paper in the medical journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation detailing the elements of safe yoga practice for seniors. They write that more than a third of the people who...
Never too old: Yoga for healthy aging

Never too old: Yoga for healthy aging

We are always changing, but during our senior years the shifts may become more noticeable to us. Two prevalent physical changes are the loss of muscle mass and the stiffening of our tendons, both of which lead to many functional changes. Although yoga therapy cannot...
Ancient and modern approaches to whole-person health

Ancient and modern approaches to whole-person health

Has your doctor mentioned whole health to you yet?  The movement toward whole health, or whole-person health, is being led in the United States by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Veterans Administration (VA). Other...
How yoga therapists work: Behind bars

How yoga therapists work: Behind bars

Tianna Meriage-Reiter is a physical therapist and an IAYT-certified yoga therapist who is now practicing her professions in a prison. She writes in her blog about her intention to demonstrate how yoga is much more than physical exercise or stretching:  I know yoga is...
Back off! Yoga therapy and posture: Part 1

Back off! Yoga therapy and posture: Part 1

By Gabriella Barnstone Whenever I tell someone I am a yoga therapist I usually get one of several responses. “What is that?” “I need to do more yoga/get back to my yoga practice.” Or, often, “I need to fix my posture!” Although the true purpose of yoga (to calm the...