Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Restorative yoga to support healing from race-based stress

Restorative yoga to support healing from race-based stress

yogatherapy.health recently talked with Gail Parker, PhD, C-IAYT, about ideas from her book Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma. Restorative Yoga emphasizes the deliberate practice of mindful rest, something with which many in the West have...

Help for teens with scoliosis: The yoga therapy approach

Help for teens with scoliosis: The yoga therapy approach

By Rachel Krentzman Affecting 4 out of 100 teenagers, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis. Idiopathic means we don’t know exactly why the curves happened, and often this diagnosis takes parents and adolescents by surprise—they...

Yoga therapy toys

Yoga therapy toys

By Kelly A. Hurley  A  therapeutic yoga practice really only requires the intention to show up. No fancy equipment or special yoga clothing required! That said, your yoga therapist might show up with a few surprises from their yoga therapy toy box... As an integrative...

Practice DOESN’T make perfect: The pain of perfectionism

Practice DOESN’T make perfect: The pain of perfectionism

By Caroline McCarter As a yoga therapist, I’ve worked with many clients who suffer from an overbearing perfectionistic voice that makes them falsely believe they can’t take charge of their own well-being. I’ve heard them say, “I don’t trust myself to do it correctly...

A therapeutic yoga technique for Alzheimer’s disease

A therapeutic yoga technique for Alzheimer’s disease

By Dharma Singh Khalsa Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss and impaired cognition, a decline in ability to perform activities of daily living, and changes in personality and behavior. The increasing severity of...

Seva, or selfless service, in yoga therapy

Seva, or selfless service, in yoga therapy

Meet the 2020 finalists for IAYT’s Seva Award Seva (selfless service) is recognized in yogic traditions as a key to personal and spiritual transformation. As an act performed without any expectation of reward (or results), seva can profoundly change the person...

Adding to the scholarship: Yoga therapy in integrative pain care

Adding to the scholarship: Yoga therapy in integrative pain care

Although devastating, the opioid crisis is only one symptom of the urgent need for a better approach to pain care. And while yoga therapy is not a cure-all for pain, it can be a viable contributor to the solution. Recently, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy...

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...