Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

“Doctors suggest mindful yoga to manage kids’ stress”

“Doctors suggest mindful yoga to manage kids’ stress”

Research shows increased symptoms of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic; doctors say yoga and meditation can help kids manage stress. In a recent interview with WIFR, pediatrician Mala Mathur, MD, encouraged...

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 brings benefits to those living with cancer

How yoga brings benefits to those living with cancer

Research shows that yoga can have a wide range of benefits for those living with and recovering from cancer. These include improvements in sleep, digestion, fatigue, and stress. While it can’t be said that each type of cancer calls for a specific toolbox of yoga...

Yoga therapist talks ayurveda with Cleveland Clinic

Yoga therapist talks ayurveda with Cleveland Clinic

Yoga therapy seeks to understand the individual holistically and support them in a path toward health and well-being. One of the ways yoga therapists lend support is through the lens of ayurveda.  In a recent article by the Cleveland Clinic, yoga therapist Renee...

Q&A: Reclaiming ease in everyday life

Q&A: Reclaiming ease in everyday life

By Megan DeRosa, with IAYT What does it mean to reclaim ease in everyday life, and how can we use yoga therapy techniques to do so? The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) asked yoga therapist and well-being researcher Megan DeRosa about the concept of...

Why yoga works: An overview and update for healthcare professionals

Why yoga works: An overview and update for healthcare professionals

Yoga research has grown exponentially in recent years, and with it a more complete understanding of why yoga is beneficial for both clinical and healthy populations.  In a recently published article in Yoga Therapy Today, Laura Schmalzl, PhD, and Marlysa Sullivan,...

“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...