Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Feeling overwhelmed?

By Jennie Lee Just about everyone I know is feeling stressed and overwhelmed—too much on their plates, too many crises to contend with, too much frightening news to bear, and too much concern for their futures. And yet we’re also likely to proclaim ourselves “crazy...

Breathing through grief

By Gina De Roma My mother passed away recently. The loss brought back many memories, including that of my very first experience with grief and the therapeutic benefits of yoga. I was 7 years old when my maternal grandmother passed away. To help us deal with feelings...

A yoga therapy clinic that bridges yoga and healthcare

  By Claire Whittleston Merging yoga and healthcare: A long-time dream Offering yoga therapy for those with pulmonary issues is close to my heart because my own mother suffered for 7 years with a rare lung disease known as cystic fibrosing alveolitis. I watched...

Through the eyes of yoga therapy clients

Yoga therapy can be practiced individually—one client to one yoga therapist—or in small groups of people with a shared condition or similar life situation. Either way, the yoga therapist tailors the practices to each person through both an initial evaluation and with...

The world depends on your yoga practice

As yoga researcher Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, C-IAYT, explains in this short video, peace begins with each of us as individuals. This idea may ring true intuitively, but you might be wondering what your yoga practice has to do with world peace! When performed...

Yoga therapy in your library

Following are just a few of the great books recently authored by IAYT-certified yoga therapists and other yoga professionals to support the use of yogic practices for a range of populations. Full reviews appeared in Yoga Therapy Today.   Yoga for Amputees: The...

When you’ve tried everything for joint pain

Clients often arrive at yoga therapy after they've tried seemingly everything to alleviate their pain and suffering. As yoga therapist Cheryl Gordon, C-IAYT, notes in this article, suffering is about much more than physical pain—and so is yoga therapy. Cheryl tells...

Yoga therapy = Less expensive hospital stays?

Could yoga therapy really save money for hospitals and health systems? Research is beginning to indicate that the answer is "maybe so!" but a better question from the point of view of a patient in pain is probably, "Could yoga therapy improve outcomes?" Published in...