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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...

During a time of crisis, listen to your ancestors

During a time of crisis, listen to your ancestors

By Michelle Andrie In my yoga therapy practice when a client is struggling with a negative physical or mental samskara (deeply embedded pattern), I often ask about their parents and ancestors. According to yogic philosophy, we're born with a karmic inheritance of...

A yogic technique for anxiety and sleep in COVID-19 patients

A yogic technique for anxiety and sleep in COVID-19 patients

Progressive muscle relaxation is a meditative technique you might find in a yoga therapy session. This randomized controlled trial showed reduced anxiety and improved sleep quality in COVID-19 patients who were taught to perform progressive relaxation in combination...

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...