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...
Yoga: Therapy for lifestyle diseases

Yoga: Therapy for lifestyle diseases

By Santiago Buompadre Lifestyle is now the main driver of mortality and morbidity in the world. In other words, our habits, activities, and how we treat ourselves have become the primary reasons for early death and chronic illness. Yoga offers a wide variety of...
Yoga therapy for chronic and persistent pain

Yoga therapy for chronic and persistent pain

By Asya Haikin Chronic and persistent pain is one of the main reasons people seek out a yoga therapist. When I talk to prospective clients with chronic pain, they often tell me that they’ve tried many approaches from complementary as well as Western medicine but...
Yoga therapy and mental health

Yoga therapy and mental health

May is mental health awareness month, a designation made by Mental Health America starting back in 1949. Read on for a selection of yogatherapy.health posts about how yoga therapy can support mental health and well-being.  We begin with an explanation of the...