Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Therapeutic yoga’s difference is key to its effectiveness

Therapeutic yoga’s difference is key to its effectiveness

When you think of yoga, what comes to mind? Most people in Western cultures think of yoga as a kind of exercise practiced at gyms and yoga studios. Yoga therapy, on the other hand, is typically practiced in a one-to-one or small-group setting—and increasingly in...

Study shows yoga is as effective as traditional therapy for anxiety

Study shows yoga is as effective as traditional therapy for anxiety

New research shows that yoga is equally as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety in older adults. Participants showed lasting improvement in anxiety symptoms, even 6 months after stopping either therapy. Multiple studies have shown that anxiety...

Our top yoga therapy tools for heading back to school

Our top yoga therapy tools for heading back to school

For many families, September marks the start of a new school year—and a call to adjust to different schedules and needs. Transitions can bring excitement, stress, and a call for resilience—and yoga can bring ease and tools for self-care. We’ve compiled a list of top...

How yoga can support creativity

How yoga can support creativity

Yoga is widely known to support overall health and well-being—but what about creativity? “Yoga and meditation tap into our psyche and our consciousness, those parts of our being that inspire creative ideas to emerge,” writes yoga teacher Ashton Graham in a recent...

The basics of chronic pain—and how yoga therapy can help

The basics of chronic pain—and how yoga therapy can help

By Sarah Garden Yoga is uniquely positioned to help people suffering from chronic pain. As a yoga therapist whose primary role is treating chronic pain—in both clinical and yoga studio environments—I have found that pain education is a crucial first step in that...

Facing life’s challenges through the breath

Facing life’s challenges through the breath

By Alicia Barmon Breathing is one of the fastest ways to mitigate stress in the autonomic nervous system. It gives us direct access to a system that is involuntary and reactive—that is, one that functions on its own without conscious thought. When we have a conscious...