Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

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, health care, 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...

A yoga therapist talks improved healthcare for LGBTQ+ clients

A yoga therapist talks improved healthcare for LGBTQ+ clients

In a recent interview with Kerala Ayurveda, Steven Inghram, MS, C-IAYT, shared how holistic medicine and complementary therapies like yoga therapy can—and should—lead the way in LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer community) education for healthcare....

The CLARIFY guidelines: A call for detailed reporting in yoga research

The CLARIFY guidelines: A call for detailed reporting in yoga research

How do yoga researchers report on yoga interventions? Why does this matter for students, clients, and patients?  In a recently published article, yoga researchers share the CheckList stAndardising the Reporting of Interventions For Yoga (CLARIFY) guidelines—a 21-item...

“Yoga Nidra: Help With Sleep and Anxiety”

“Yoga Nidra: Help With Sleep and Anxiety”

Yoga nidra can support people in reducing stress, soothing pain, and promoting a deep sense of well-being—it can also help ease anxiety and improve sleep.  In an article featured this week in the U.S. News & World Report, one expert explains the mechanisms behind...

Nine books to read now on yoga therapy and health

Nine books to read now on yoga therapy and health

Yoga therapy can inform care across a range of disciplines—from rehabilitation to diabetes care to learning self-care through the yogic map of mind. Here are nine books that will teach you more about how yoga therapy can support your practice or profession. For yoga...