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 ritual can contribute to healing

How ritual can contribute to healing

By Molly Goforth The spiritual aspect of yoga therapy is unique among complementary therapies, and I have found in working with clients that it is important to its effectiveness. The novelist Andre Aciman said, “Rituals are how we step into our private field of...
The safety of yoga therapy

The safety of yoga therapy

Safety, in relation to health, is usually about physical safety: Will I get hurt doing these movements? Will this medication or supplement cause harm? The work of Drs. Peter Levine and Bessel van der Kolk to understand trauma response and healing has brought the...