Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Cultivate clarity through the practice of metta

Cultivate clarity through the practice of metta

By Rachel Manetti When a client shows up in my office and they’re struggling with rumination about circumstances over which they have no control, they're often dealing with what I call being sticky to their thoughts. This rumination might be about circumstances in...

How yoga therapy is uniquely suited to help individuals with long COVID

How yoga therapy is uniquely suited to help individuals with long COVID

By Nicole DeAvilla Many people who have contracted COVID-19 report symptoms that linger beyond the normal recovery time or develop new symptoms over time. This is referred to as long COVID. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that “the range and type...

A look back on yoga at conferences in 2021: Part 2

A look back on yoga at conferences in 2021: Part 2

From August through November of 2021, we saw yoga therapy and research presented at conferences focused on COVID-19 challenges, integrative medicine, accessibility, and implementation. Some IAYT members reported on these conferences in Yoga Therapy Today. Here’s a...

A look back on yoga at conferences in 2021: Part 1

A look back on yoga at conferences in 2021: Part 1

Each year yoga research contributes to holistic, innovative ways of approaching health and well-being. Research conferences throughout the year showcase progress in the field and offer inspiring insights into the mechanisms of yoga's benefits.   In 2021, IAYT members...

How your yoga practice can cultivate collective peace and well-being

How your yoga practice can cultivate collective peace and well-being

As the 2021 calendar year draws to a close, many might be taking a step back to contemplate where they’ve been, what they’ve been through, and what hopes they might have for the year ahead. It’s a potent time to remember that one’s yoga practice can be a powerful tool...

Yoga therapist speaks about making yoga accessible to everyone

Yoga therapist speaks about making yoga accessible to everyone

More than 1 billion people today live with some form of disability. Increasing access to education, healthcare, employment, and supportive activities like yoga is crucial for establishing a more equitable world. In recognition of International Day of Persons with...

Yin meditation for stillness and self-care

Yin meditation for stillness and self-care

"When our days feel overly busy or stressful it can be nice to slow down and find moments of stillness," writes Alison M. Whitehead, MPH, C-IAYT, in a blog post for Veterans Affairs. "There are many ways to do that throughout the day, even if just for a minute or...

A trauma-informed approach to diabetes care

A trauma-informed approach to diabetes care

By Kira Wiggins November is American Diabetes Month honoring Sir Frederick Banting, a partner in the discovery of the vital hormone insulin. His November 14 birthday is now celebrated as World Diabetes Day. Without this monumental medical breakthrough those whose...