Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Yoga breathing research shows promise for dementia

Yoga breathing research shows promise for dementia

Research shows that yoga can significantly improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia. These studies primarily used yoga as a movement practice. New research on yoga breathing practices (pranayama) shows that specific breathing patterns can affect...

Gratitude: Mind, body, and relationship medicine

Gratitude: Mind, body, and relationship medicine

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology has given us tremendous insight into ourselves by producing images of how our brains change in response to how we use them, known as neuroplasticity. This technology has provided scientific evidence to support...

Therapeutic yoga’s difference is key to its effectiveness

Therapeutic yoga’s difference is key to its effectiveness

When you think of yoga, what comes to mind? Most people in Western cultures think of yoga as a kind of exercise practiced at gyms and yoga studios. Yoga therapy, on the other hand, is typically practiced in a one-to-one or small-group setting—and increasingly in...

Study shows yoga is as effective as traditional therapy for anxiety

Study shows yoga is as effective as traditional therapy for anxiety

New research shows that yoga is equally as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety in older adults. Participants showed lasting improvement in anxiety symptoms, even 6 months after stopping either therapy. Multiple studies have shown that anxiety...

Our top yoga therapy tools for heading back to school

Our top yoga therapy tools for heading back to school

For many families, September marks the start of a new school year—and a call to adjust to different schedules and needs. Transitions can bring excitement, stress, and a call for resilience—and yoga can bring ease and tools for self-care. We’ve compiled a list of top...

How yoga can support creativity

How yoga can support creativity

Yoga is widely known to support overall health and well-being—but what about creativity? “Yoga and meditation tap into our psyche and our consciousness, those parts of our being that inspire creative ideas to emerge,” writes yoga teacher Ashton Graham in a recent...