Keys to healing trauma

Keys to healing trauma

Yoga therapists understand that trauma is stored in the body and that healing trauma therefore necessitates working with the body, especially the nervous system. Yoga therapy uniquely supports the development of somatic awareness—that is, awareness of our physical...
Yoga for peacebuilding

Yoga for peacebuilding

Innovative researchers studied the relationship between practicing yoga and violence in a public housing community. Can practicing yoga change how violent societies are? A few years ago, an innovative study published in IAYT’s International Journal of Yoga Therapy...
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,...
Can yoga make you smarter?

Can yoga make you smarter?

Many people think of yoga as an activity that helps them become more flexible in their bodies. More recently, yoga practices have been associated with the health benefits of stress reduction, especially as we learn how chronic stress contributes to physical and mental...