Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

The art of smooth transition

The art of smooth transition

By Karina Klimtchuk Notice what you feel in your body when you contemplate “transition.” Perhaps a moment of pause, maybe a sense of bracing that shows up as held breath or rigidity in the shoulders. Maybe a strange sensation of knottiness in the stomach or slight...

Mind-body practices to support whole-person health

Mind-body practices to support whole-person health

Tina Walter is an IAYT-certified yoga therapist who works in the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center Mind-Body Studio and for other healthcare organizations. She provides interventions to those receiving chemotherapy and care on both outpatient and inpatient units. She also...

Why is yoga therapeutic?

Why is yoga therapeutic?

Roughly half of those who practice yoga say they do so for health reasons. And although yoga is not a cure-all for physical or mental problems, research is beginning to confirm yoga therapy’s promise to offer relief from the suffering associated with a number of...

We are all one

We are all one

By Michael Lee In 1971, astronaut Edgar Mitchell was on his way home after becoming the sixth person to walk on the moon's surface. Weightless in his capsule, he gazed out the window and observed the deep blackness along with the sun, the Earth, the moon, and the...

Integrative inpatient care with yoga therapy?

Integrative inpatient care with yoga therapy?

By Mary Duryea As a retired medical doctor, I often muse about how my patients could have been helped by having a yoga therapist contribute to their care. Unfortunately, the International Association of Yoga Therapists and its certification were still in their infancy...

Yoga therapy can support Parkinson’s disease at any stage

Yoga therapy can support Parkinson’s disease at any stage

By Ingrid Yang Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects more than 1 million people in North America alone. After Alzheimer’s disease, PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. As with other chronic (long-term)...

Healing the causes of suffering

Healing the causes of suffering

By Annie Jones Offerings like “Yoga for Back Pain” and “Yoga for Stress Relief” are common, and seemingly increasing every day. But the truth is that no one set of tools or approach works to resolve any diagnosis or problem. Yoga therapy works best when it is...

The power of yoga therapy—Try it for yourself!

The power of yoga therapy—Try it for yourself!

Watch Steffany Moonaz, PhD, C-IAYT, explain how yoga therapy can support wellness regardless of physical condition—and even in the face of significant health challenges. As one client said, "I realized, 'This is my life. It isn't what everyone has to deal with, but...