Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Mindfully Creating the New Normal: Global Grief Survey

Mindfully Creating the New Normal: Global Grief Survey

By Antonio Sausys We are living in unprecedented times as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 and associated restrictions. Although we all know—on at least some level—that all things are impermanent, we become attached to the continued availability of things or...

New study supports yoga to ease depression symptoms

New study supports yoga to ease depression symptoms

As reported in this CNN article, a new study shows that yoga may decrease symptoms of depression:  "The results showed that yoga moderately eased depressive symptoms compared with no or self-help treatment across the mental health spectrum, with some conditions...

During a time of crisis, listen to your ancestors

During a time of crisis, listen to your ancestors

By Michelle Andrie In my yoga therapy practice when a client is struggling with a negative physical or mental samskara (deeply embedded pattern), I often ask about their parents and ancestors. According to yogic philosophy, we're born with a karmic inheritance of...

A yogic technique for anxiety and sleep in COVID-19 patients

A yogic technique for anxiety and sleep in COVID-19 patients

Progressive muscle relaxation is a meditative technique you might find in a yoga therapy session. This randomized controlled trial showed reduced anxiety and improved sleep quality in COVID-19 patients who were taught to perform progressive relaxation in combination...

First responders, not reactors

First responders, not reactors

By Robyn Tiger Dial 911! You or a loved one is in need of emergent care. There is a life-threatening situation. Within minutes, trained “first responders” are there to assist. These individuals are the first to the scene, the first to evaluate, the first to diagnose,...

Practice with your family: Yoga therapy tips to relieve stress at home 

Practice with your family: Yoga therapy tips to relieve stress at home 

By Kim Searl Imagine yourself as a child, not feeling safe at school. Being a kid in the modern world can be tough, with challenges ranging from bullying—cyber and not—to terrorism. Then press pause, and our whole world is under attack by a viral pandemic that affects...

The HealthFlix Global Wellness Community

The HealthFlix Global Wellness Community

The online channel HealthFlix offers easy access to powerful ideas to help us all manage the stress of living through a pandemic: "Can we take this crisis—this pause in our lives—and use it to get inspired, to learn new skills and better understand the science that...

Yogic techniques for better sleep

Yogic techniques for better sleep

By Ann Swanson A yoga therapist can help you tailor an individual routine to soothe your nervous system, promoting, among other benefits, a good night’s sleep. They might even recommend particular practices throughout the day to set a calmer stage. But a few basic...

Yoga therapy tips: Self-care for when everything changes

Yoga therapy tips: Self-care for when everything changes

By Maggie McCuiston As a self-employed person, I could easily work around the clock—especially if I don’t monitor myself!—and I have to specifically schedule time for self-care. As daily life shifts dramatically, carving out this time has become even more important....