Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

First responders, not reactors

First responders, not reactors

By Robyn Tiger Dial 911! You or a loved one is in need of emergent care. There is a life-threatening situation. Within minutes, trained “first responders” are there to assist. These individuals are the first to the scene, the first to evaluate, the first to diagnose,...

Practice with your family: Yoga therapy tips to relieve stress at home 

Practice with your family: Yoga therapy tips to relieve stress at home 

By Kim Searl Imagine yourself as a child, not feeling safe at school. Being a kid in the modern world can be tough, with challenges ranging from bullying—cyber and not—to terrorism. Then press pause, and our whole world is under attack by a viral pandemic that affects...

The HealthFlix Global Wellness Community

The HealthFlix Global Wellness Community

The online channel HealthFlix offers easy access to powerful ideas to help us all manage the stress of living through a pandemic: "Can we take this crisis—this pause in our lives—and use it to get inspired, to learn new skills and better understand the science that...

Yogic techniques for better sleep

Yogic techniques for better sleep

By Ann Swanson A yoga therapist can help you tailor an individual routine to soothe your nervous system, promoting, among other benefits, a good night’s sleep. They might even recommend particular practices throughout the day to set a calmer stage. But a few basic...

Yoga therapy tips: Self-care for when everything changes

Yoga therapy tips: Self-care for when everything changes

By Maggie McCuiston As a self-employed person, I could easily work around the clock—especially if I don’t monitor myself!—and I have to specifically schedule time for self-care. As daily life shifts dramatically, carving out this time has become even more important....

Yoga therapy and COVID-19 coping

Yoga therapy and COVID-19 coping

The Harvard Health Blog has listed yoga, meditation, and controlled breathing (which we might call pranayama) as helpful strategies for coping with anxiety related to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. Even during the most stressful times, yoga therapists help people...

Yoga, stress, and immunity

Yoga, stress, and immunity

By Ann Swanson During challenging times, stress takes a toll on the mind and the body. Stress can lead to compromised immunity, increased inflammation, poor sleep, and exhaustion. Regular yoga practice offers a chance to create the opposite for ourselves. Your immune...

A case of yoga therapy for respiratory issues—and more

A case of yoga therapy for respiratory issues—and more

By Roshini Ranjit Deepa,* a software consultant in her mid-20s, had been suffering from wheezing and breathlessness while climbing the stairs for more than a year. She also had a runny nose, “heaviness” of the head, bouts of sneezing soon after waking up in the...

Take a yogic break!

Take a yogic break!

Pause and connect to stillness in this 5-minute guided meditation with IAYT-certified yoga therapist Jennie Lee. This short practice encourages the release of tension in the body through connection to the breath's natural rhythms. "You are not the sensations that rise...

The healing aspects of yoga therapy for Lyme disease

The healing aspects of yoga therapy for Lyme disease

By Elaine Oyang Brittany* is a cheerful, attractive woman in her late 20s with thoughtfully curled blond hair tinged fairy-tale pink. From the outside, she looks like any other 20-something: radiant, with a full life ahead of her. However, her story has been altered...