Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

When you’ve tried everything for joint pain

Clients often arrive at yoga therapy after they've tried seemingly everything to alleviate their pain and suffering. As yoga therapist Cheryl Gordon, C-IAYT, notes in this article, suffering is about much more than physical pain—and so is yoga therapy. Cheryl tells...

Yoga therapy = Less expensive hospital stays?

Could yoga therapy really save money for hospitals and health systems? Research is beginning to indicate that the answer is "maybe so!" but a better question from the point of view of a patient in pain is probably, "Could yoga therapy improve outcomes?" Published in...

Mary’s story: An inspiring path to wellness

By Jennifer Brilliant Just a few sessions of yoga therapy can have an enormous impact on clients, sometimes initiating a path toward getting needed help. In the case of this inspiring client, yoga therapy even facilitated significant health and life changes. Mary* had...

Yoga therapy for teens: Support during a transitional time

By Ali Popivchak I often think about how much easier my own teen years would have been if I’d had yoga to help me. I wonder whether I would have felt more comfortable in my changing body or had more control over my emotions, key benefits I see in my work with...

Let’s talk about yoga nidra!

Did you know there's a yogic technique in which you don't actually DO anything? Although it's referred to as "yogic sleep" or "conscious sleep," in yoga nidra you're neither purposely asleep nor efforting to stay awake. People often find this meditative practice to be...

Practices from Global Yoga Therapy Day

During the first Global Yoga Therapy Day on August 14, 2019, professionals on six continents shared their work. Check out a few of the practices offered by IAYT-certified yoga therapists in honor of the event, which raised awareness of this complementary healthcare...

Yoga therapy or psychotherapy? The intention matters

By Tracey Sondik More and more mental health professionals are incorporating mindfulness and body-based modalities, including meditation and yoga, into their practices. The research supports the benefits of these tools in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD,...

Is yoga a religion?

Yoga is practiced in most settings in a completely secular way. However, for many, yoga is spiritual. Others use yoga alongside their religious practices without conflict. The philosophy of yoga can be applied in a way that respects, and even enhances, your beliefs...