Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

What is yoga therapy? Lessons from my experience with cancer

By Lee Majewski My friends often ask me, “What is yoga therapy?” Initially, I struggled to find the words to explain this emerging healthcare field. From years of experience running retreats for cancer and chronic disease patients, I knew that yoga improved people’s...

Cardiac rehab: How yoga therapy can help

By Jennifer Lenders   Although patients new to intensive cardiac rehab (ICR) often arrive thinking of yoga as a stretching class for flexible people, they soon find that yoga therapy is not only accessible to all but also helpful in supporting healing and lifestyle...

The “pleasant surprise” of yoga therapy’s effects

Matthew Taylor, a past president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, offers a brief history of contemporary yoga therapy as part of 30 Years of Social Change by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Taylor describes how yoga therapy actually goes far beyond...

Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief

  BOOK REVIEW: Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief, by Lillah A. Schwartz   Review by Steven Weiss In her comprehensive book, Lillah Schwartz explores back pain and its many causes. She provides sequences of asana (postures) that...

What is yoga therapy?

When I tell people I am a yoga therapist, they inevitably ask, “Wait, what is yoga therapy?”