Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

A yoga therapist copes with COVID

A yoga therapist copes with COVID

By Denyse LeFever, with Sherry Zak Morris A year into our collective COVID experience, bright spots may seem few and far between. As pandemic casualties mount, worry and fear can be hard to shake off. But there are many bright spots to be found, and I would say that...

A yoga therapy prescription

A yoga therapy prescription

Robyn Tiger, MD, C-IAYT is a radiologist and an IAYT-certified yoga therapist. In "The Rx we were never taught to write," she describes how serious burnout led her to yoga and eventually to sharing yoga therapy with other physicians: "As a diagnostic radiologist, I...

Video: A History of Blacks and Yoga in the U.S.

Video: A History of Blacks and Yoga in the U.S.

This 30-minute video from Jana Long, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is thought-provoking education for Black History Month and beyond! Did you know that Eartha Kitt and John and Alice Coltrane were dedicated yogis? Learn about the origins of yogic practices in Black populations...

Video: Managing stress with yin-style yoga therapy

Video: Managing stress with yin-style yoga therapy

By Tracey Soghrati At the heart of yoga therapy is the complementary adoption of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and other techniques for an experience of improved health and well-being. The beauty inherent in this approach is that there are tools for every kind of...

Increasing self-awareness—and healing—through panchamaya kosha

Increasing self-awareness—and healing—through panchamaya kosha

By Beth Gibbs Working with the panchamaya kosha model, also referred to as the five layers of self-awareness, can be an effective way of beginning a healing journey. We may describe and often work with the koshas separately, but ultimately they are one interrelated...

“Yoga therapy changed my life”

“Yoga therapy changed my life”

Curious about how yoga can help in your everyday life? In this short video from a few years back, Abbii explains how yoga therapy helped her to leave the hospital and get back to her life after a diagnosis of abdominal migraine. Yoga therapist Michelle Fury first...

Need a healthy family activity? Try a little yoga!

Need a healthy family activity? Try a little yoga!

Therapeutic yoga can be a healthful way of building resilience. Many of us have learned the value of this trait in new ways in 2020, and as the year draws to a close we thought it would be fun to revisit a few suggestions for practices anyone can enjoy. In her April...

The surprising results of virtual yoga therapy

The surprising results of virtual yoga therapy

By Judi Bar  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, when I considered offering yoga therapy sessions online rather than face to face, I felt sure something would be missing. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. When COVID-19 hit and we at Cleveland Clinic saw...