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“How Yoga Can Improve Our Mental Health”

“How Yoga Can Improve Our Mental Health”

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and we’re sharing this short video in which counseling psychologist and yoga professional Michael de Manincor, PhD, explains how yoga can support mental health and well-being.  “Yoga is a methodology—it’s a...

Yoga therapist talks reducing stress in a local jail

Yoga therapist talks reducing stress in a local jail

“From an early age, I was fascinated by the human body in motion—all the shapes, feelings, and emotions that could be explored and expressed without words and the muscle memory that came with practice and repetition,” writes Michelle Arington, C-IAYT, in her profile...

Mobility exercises you can practice anywhere

Mobility exercises you can practice anywhere

Warmer weather often prompts a natural desire to get outside and move. For those in the northern hemisphere, spring has sprung—and that means coaxing the body into more easeful movement and activity.  In this practice video, Alison Whitehead, MPH, RYT-500, C-IAYT,...

Q&A: Yoga therapy in corporate settings

Q&A: Yoga therapy in corporate settings

By Anca Amariei, with IAYT Where does yoga therapy fit in the corporate world, and how can it bring widespread benefits there? The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) asked Anca Amariei, a yoga therapist with more than 14 years of corporate...

Video: How to Think About Yoga

Video: How to Think About Yoga

Is yoga just a form of exercise? Is it a religion? What lies beyond the physical postures?  “The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means union, or to join, or to yoke together,” explains Major Adhana McCarthy, MPAS, PA-C, C-IAYT. “So this can be...

Support individuals with limited language through yoga therapy

Support individuals with limited language through yoga therapy

By Cheryl Albright Limited language can be caused by a variety of disabilities—including developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy; various types of brain injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and seizure disorders; or...

Three ways to take your yoga off the mat and into daily life

Three ways to take your yoga off the mat and into daily life

By Maureen Grosse When most people think of yoga, they think of physical flexibility: the foot behind your head or handstand postures you see in magazines. Those poses have their place and purpose—and there are a plethora of other ways to practice yoga too. Yoga isn’t...

A yoga therapist’s insights into making yoga accessible to seniors

A yoga therapist’s insights into making yoga accessible to seniors

Interest in yoga for seniors is growing, and understanding what this population needs to stay safe and engaged on the mat is crucial to their well-being. Since 2007, yoga therapists Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 5OO, C-IAYT, and Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, have developed a...

Five yoga tools to help you fall back asleep in the middle of the night

Five yoga tools to help you fall back asleep in the middle of the night

By Monica Le Baron Sleeping is important—more important than we can imagine. But it can be disrupted by anxious thoughts, physical pain, or those tedious trips to empty the bladder in the middle of the night. Not being able to fall back asleep after waking up in the...