The spiritual part of us

The spiritual part of us

Yoga, often seen as supporting mental and physical health, is perhaps the best practice for delivering a spiritual dimension to health care. And a number of studies link spirituality to better health outcomes. According to the Harvard School of Public Health,...
A new gold standard for the treatment of PTSD?

A new gold standard for the treatment of PTSD?

By Karen Schwartz Our understanding of trauma has developed—and changed—significantly in the past 20 years, and so has our understanding of how to help people suffering from trauma. The concept of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first included in the...
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...