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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....

Yoga therapy and COVID-19 coping

Yoga therapy and COVID-19 coping

The Harvard Health Blog has listed yoga, meditation, and controlled breathing (which we might call pranayama) as helpful strategies for coping with anxiety related to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. Even during the most stressful times, yoga therapists help people...

Yoga, stress, and immunity

Yoga, stress, and immunity

By Ann Swanson During challenging times, stress takes a toll on the mind and the body. Stress can lead to compromised immunity, increased inflammation, poor sleep, and exhaustion. Regular yoga practice offers a chance to create the opposite for ourselves. Your immune...

A case of yoga therapy for respiratory issues—and more

A case of yoga therapy for respiratory issues—and more

By Roshini Ranjit Deepa,* a software consultant in her mid-20s, had been suffering from wheezing and breathlessness while climbing the stairs for more than a year. She also had a runny nose, “heaviness” of the head, bouts of sneezing soon after waking up in the...

Take a yogic break!

Take a yogic break!

Pause and connect to stillness in this 5-minute guided meditation with IAYT-certified yoga therapist Jennie Lee. This short practice encourages the release of tension in the body through connection to the breath's natural rhythms. "You are not the sensations that rise...

The healing aspects of yoga therapy for Lyme disease

The healing aspects of yoga therapy for Lyme disease

By Elaine Oyang Brittany* is a cheerful, attractive woman in her late 20s with thoughtfully curled blond hair tinged fairy-tale pink. From the outside, she looks like any other 20-something: radiant, with a full life ahead of her. However, her story has been altered...

Remotely delivered yoga therapy to ease pain

Remotely delivered yoga therapy to ease pain

By Patience Kaltenbach A lack of mobility is often a barrier to receiving healthcare. Decreased mobility may be caused by aging, injury, or chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia. Especially when accompanied by pain and fatigue, a decrease in mobility may make it...

Breath control for pain control

Breath control for pain control

Pranayama, or yogic breathing exercise, is a tool for working with the energies of the body-mind-spirit. As described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and other historical texts, pranayama is part of a method for progressively balancing and transforming the human system....

Self-directed help for mental health

Self-directed help for mental health

In this quick video, hear from psychiatrist Gregory Scott Brown on some of the recent research into yoga's therapeutic potential in mental health. As Dr. Brown says, "patients are actively looking for ways to take control of their health, and there's some...

Surviving or thriving? Yoga therapy and the cancer journey

Surviving or thriving? Yoga therapy and the cancer journey

By Robyn Tiger As a physician, I spent many years in diagnostic radiology. My job was to help clinicians identify what was causing their patients’ symptoms, and unfortunately we sometimes discovered cancer. Although patients were incredibly grateful that I had “saved...