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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...

Stroke rehabilitation and yoga: A summary for healthcare professionals

Stroke rehabilitation and yoga: A summary for healthcare professionals

In the Summer 2022 issue of Yoga Therapy Today, a team of yoga professionals summarized the latest Cochrane Review on stroke rehabilitation and yoga, assessing yoga’s clinical relevance and how it might be applied in rehabilitation protocols. The review was promising...

“Doctors suggest mindful yoga to manage kids’ stress”

“Doctors suggest mindful yoga to manage kids’ stress”

Research shows increased symptoms of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic; doctors say yoga and meditation can help kids manage stress. In a recent interview, pediatrician Mala Mathur, MD, encouraged parents and...

A glimpse into yoga therapy in India

A glimpse into yoga therapy in India

By Sowmya Ayyar In the West, yoga therapy is often an adjunct treatment for chronic conditions. In India, however, there is a different understanding of yoga as therapy. As an American-born of Indian ethnic background, I grew up in California with a love for all...

How yoga brings benefits to those living with cancer

How yoga brings benefits to those living with cancer

Research shows that yoga can have a wide range of benefits for those living with and recovering from cancer. These include improvements in sleep, digestion, fatigue, and stress. While it can’t be said that each type of cancer calls for a specific toolbox of yoga...

Yoga therapist talks ayurveda with Cleveland Clinic

Yoga therapist talks ayurveda with Cleveland Clinic

Yoga therapy seeks to understand the individual holistically and support them in a path toward health and well-being. One of the ways yoga therapists lend support is through the lens of ayurveda.  In a recent article by the Cleveland Clinic, yoga therapist Renee...