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...
How yoga therapists work: A practice for new mothers

How yoga therapists work: A practice for new mothers

By Julia Romano A central tenet of yoga therapy as I share it is that awareness is healing in and of itself.  New mothers, who make up the majority of my client work, often come to me feeling stuck in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, rage, disappointment,...
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 wisdom of letting go

The wisdom of letting go

Yoga teaches us over and over, in many different ways, to let go. For example, yoga postures can release tension from our muscles, breathing practices can help us to calm our emotions, and meditation can shine a light on unproductive thought patterns and thereby...