Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Why yoga therapy can support LGBTQIA+ embodiment and well-being

Why yoga therapy can support LGBTQIA+ embodiment and well-being

By Skylar Haven Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of culturally competent healthcare for LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer community) people and the negative health outcomes that result from lack of access to such care....

Breaking down the mechanisms behind yoga and easing chronic stress

Breaking down the mechanisms behind yoga and easing chronic stress

When a cascade of puzzling and debilitating health issues started interfering with her life, Robyn Tiger, MD, RYT-500, C-IAYT, started looking outside the box. She decided to try yoga.  “After that very first class, I had this unbelievable sense of calm. I had this...

One yoga therapist shares what she’s learned about yoga and genetics

One yoga therapist shares what she’s learned about yoga and genetics

As a psychotherapist and yoga therapist, Kathryn Templeton, MA, LPC, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, has a wealth of insight into the links between yoga, health, and genetics.  In this article Templeton shares how, from a yogic standpoint, “physical, emotional, and behavioral...

An introduction to yoga therapy and polyvagal theory

An introduction to yoga therapy and polyvagal theory

By Joann Lutz Our mood and thoughts are intricately connected to our physiological state, and shifting our physiology is one of the most powerful ways to positively impact our well-being. Many inner explorers, including Stephen Porges, PhD, developer of polyvagal...

Cultivate clarity through the practice of metta

Cultivate clarity through the practice of metta

By Rachel Manetti When a client shows up in my office and they’re struggling with rumination about circumstances over which they have no control, they're often dealing with what I call being sticky to their thoughts. This rumination might be about circumstances in...

How yoga therapy is uniquely suited to help individuals with long COVID

How yoga therapy is uniquely suited to help individuals with long COVID

By Nicole DeAvilla Many people who have contracted COVID-19 report symptoms that linger beyond the normal recovery time or develop new symptoms over time. This is referred to as long COVID. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that “the range and type...

A look back on yoga at conferences in 2021: Part 2

A look back on yoga at conferences in 2021: Part 2

From August through November of 2021, we saw yoga therapy and research presented at conferences focused on COVID-19 challenges, integrative medicine, accessibility, and implementation. Some IAYT members reported on these conferences in Yoga Therapy Today. Here’s a...