A glimpse into yoga therapy in India

A glimpse into yoga therapy in India

By Sowmya Ayyar In the West, yoga therapy is often an adjunct treatment for chronic conditions. In India, however, there is a different understanding of yoga as therapy. As an American-born of Indian ethnic background, I grew up in California with a love for all...
“How Yoga Can Improve Our Mental Health”

“How Yoga Can Improve Our Mental Health”

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and we’re sharing this short video in which counseling psychologist and yoga professional Michael de Manincor, PhD, explains how yoga can support mental health and well-being.  “Yoga is a methodology—it’s a...
Video: How to Think About Yoga

Video: How to Think About Yoga

Is yoga just a form of exercise? Is it a religion? What lies beyond the physical postures?  “The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means union, or to join, or to yoke together,” explains Major Adhana McCarthy, MPAS, PA-C, C-IAYT. “So this can be...
A look back on yoga at conferences in 2021: Part 1

A look back on yoga at conferences in 2021: Part 1

Each year yoga research contributes to holistic, innovative ways of approaching health and well-being. Research conferences throughout the year showcase progress in the field and offer inspiring insights into the mechanisms of yoga’s benefits.   In 2021, IAYT...