Help for teens with scoliosis: The yoga therapy approach

Help for teens with scoliosis: The yoga therapy approach

By Rachel Krentzman Affecting 4 out of 100 teenagers, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis. Idiopathic means we don’t know exactly why the curves happened, and often this diagnosis takes parents and adolescents by surprise—they...
Practice DOESN’T make perfect: The pain of perfectionism

Practice DOESN’T make perfect: The pain of perfectionism

By Caroline McCarter As a yoga therapist, I’ve worked with many clients who suffer from an overbearing perfectionistic voice that makes them falsely believe they can’t take charge of their own well-being. I’ve heard them say, “I don’t trust myself to do it correctly...
A case of yoga therapy for respiratory issues—and more

A case of yoga therapy for respiratory issues—and more

By Roshini Ranjit Deepa,* a software consultant in her mid-20s, had been suffering from wheezing and breathlessness while climbing the stairs for more than a year. She also had a runny nose, “heaviness” of the head, bouts of sneezing soon after waking up in the...
An experience of yoga therapy with MS

An experience of yoga therapy with MS

By Michael Kuang As in so many conditions, the progressive degenerative disease multiple sclerosis (MS) shows up differently in each individual case, partly because it can affect different areas of the body. MS is caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the...