Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Video: Managing stress with yin-style yoga therapy

Video: Managing stress with yin-style yoga therapy

By Tracey Soghrati At the heart of yoga therapy is the complementary adoption of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and other techniques for an experience of improved health and well-being. The beauty inherent in this approach is that there are tools for every kind of...

Increasing self-awareness—and healing—through panchamaya kosha

Increasing self-awareness—and healing—through panchamaya kosha

By Beth Gibbs Working with the panchamaya kosha model, also referred to as the five layers of self-awareness, can be an effective way of beginning a healing journey. We may describe and often work with the koshas separately, but ultimately they are one interrelated...

“Yoga therapy changed my life”

“Yoga therapy changed my life”

Curious about how yoga can help in your everyday life? In this short video from a few years back, Abbii explains how yoga therapy helped her to leave the hospital and get back to her life after a diagnosis of abdominal migraine. Yoga therapist Michelle Fury first...

Need a healthy family activity? Try a little yoga!

Need a healthy family activity? Try a little yoga!

Therapeutic yoga can be a healthful way of building resilience. Many of us have learned the value of this trait in new ways in 2020, and as the year draws to a close we thought it would be fun to revisit a few suggestions for practices anyone can enjoy. In her April...

The surprising results of virtual yoga therapy

The surprising results of virtual yoga therapy

By Judi Bar  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, when I considered offering yoga therapy sessions online rather than face to face, I felt sure something would be missing. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. When COVID-19 hit and we at Cleveland Clinic saw...

The tools of yoga therapy

The tools of yoga therapy

Did you know you can do yoga therapy from anywhere? All that's required is an intention to practice! No fancy clothes, no special equipment, and DEFINITELY no particular physical abilities needed! Yoga therapists have at their disposal all of the tools of yogic...

The art of smooth transition

The art of smooth transition

By Karina Klimtchuk Notice what you feel in your body when you contemplate “transition.” Perhaps a moment of pause, maybe a sense of bracing that shows up as held breath or rigidity in the shoulders. Maybe a strange sensation of knottiness in the stomach or slight...