Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Life skills training with yoga in schools

Researchers believe that improved self-regulation is one of the reasons people experience a wide range of health and well-being benefits from yogic practices. Children need to learn these skills, too, as part of growing up and to help manage behavioral health issues....

Giving thanks

This season is an opportune time to pause and be grateful, whether it's for friends, family, shelter, or some other facet of our lives. Tempted to write off gratitude journaling, meditation, and purposefully counting your blessings as new-age hooey? Reconsider: The...

Yoga and integrative medicine

Holistic medicine, alternative medicine, complementary health...What these fields encompass has shifted over time along with the terms used to describe them. Today, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) favor "complementary and integrative health," which...

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...