Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Practice DOESN’T make perfect: The pain of perfectionism

Practice DOESN’T make perfect: The pain of perfectionism

By Caroline McCarter As a yoga therapist, I’ve worked with many clients who suffer from an overbearing perfectionistic voice that makes them falsely believe they can’t take charge of their own well-being. I’ve heard them say, “I don’t trust myself to do it correctly...

A therapeutic yoga technique for Alzheimer’s disease

A therapeutic yoga technique for Alzheimer’s disease

By Dharma Singh Khalsa Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss and impaired cognition, a decline in ability to perform activities of daily living, and changes in personality and behavior. The increasing severity of...

Seva, or selfless service, in yoga therapy

Seva, or selfless service, in yoga therapy

Meet the 2020 finalists for IAYT’s Seva Award Seva (selfless service) is recognized in yogic traditions as a key to personal and spiritual transformation. As an act performed without any expectation of reward (or results), seva can profoundly change the person...

Adding to the scholarship: Yoga therapy in integrative pain care

Adding to the scholarship: Yoga therapy in integrative pain care

Although devastating, the opioid crisis is only one symptom of the urgent need for a better approach to pain care. And while yoga therapy is not a cure-all for pain, it can be a viable contributor to the solution. Recently, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy...

Therapy with yoga in the age of coronavirus

Therapy with yoga in the age of coronavirus

Because therapeutic yoga is a practice you undertake for yourself, to improve your own health and well-being, it can be a powerful part of self-care during the age of coronavirus. All you need to practice at home is a bit of space—even a chair or the floor in front of...

Rest and restoration through therapeutic yoga

Rest and restoration through therapeutic yoga

By Shirley Telles The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed our social and work environments. Most people are increasingly spending time online to get in touch with their workplace, to teach or learn new skills, for other work-related activities, and for social...

Mindfully creating the new normal: Global Grief Survey

Mindfully creating the new normal: Global Grief Survey

By Antonio Sausys We are living in unprecedented times as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 and associated restrictions. Although we all know—on at least some level—that all things are impermanent, we become attached to the continued availability of things or...

New study supports yoga to ease depression symptoms

New study supports yoga to ease depression symptoms

As reported in this CNN article, a new study shows that yoga may decrease symptoms of depression:  "The results showed that yoga moderately eased depressive symptoms compared with no or self-help treatment across the mental health spectrum, with some conditions...