A good night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep

People who suffer from insomnia struggle with sleep—and with the anxiety and fear cycle that can perpetuate the trouble of getting enough quality rest. Stress is a prime reason for insomnia, and as sufferer and IAYT-certified yoga therapist Charley Hickey says, “I...
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...
How might yoga therapy promote neurogenesis?

How might yoga therapy promote neurogenesis?

By Evi Dimitriadou Neurogenesis is the formation of new brain cells (neurons), an important process that continues throughout our entire lives and is part of the maintenance of our central nervous systems. Although it might sound unbelievable, we can influence this...
Box breathing—Or boxed in?

Box breathing—Or boxed in?

With the internet—and particularly social media—any idea can become a trend in days or even hours. Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about a yoga technique called box breathing or square breath (which yogis know as sama vritti pranayama). Box breathing, according to...