Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

How to build daily rituals for supreme self-care

How to build daily rituals for supreme self-care

By Maryam Ovissi Both ayurveda and yoga view that we as humans share universal building blocks: We are all made of the same elements. Yet our nature is expressed in unique ways. This recognition is essential when it comes to creating self-care plans that address the...

SYTAR 2021: What happens at an online yoga therapy conference?

SYTAR 2021: What happens at an online yoga therapy conference?

Last month the International Association of Yoga Therapists hosted its annual Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research. Known as SYTAR, the 3-day event was held online for the first time in the conference’s history. Attendees from around the world tuned in for...

How yoga therapy can support relief from chronic pain

How yoga therapy can support relief from chronic pain

Millions of people experience chronic pain worldwide, and yoga therapy can help. In this article, yoga therapist Marlysa Sullivan, DPT, PT, C-IAYT, discusses how yoga therapy practices support individuals living with chronic pain—including exactly how these mechanisms...

Five breathing practices to support mind-body health

Five breathing practices to support mind-body health

By Robin Rothenberg The breath is our greatest inner resource, and breathing skillfully can support immune and respiratory health. Breathwork, or pranayama, is a key component of yoga therapy. Initially, training your breathing may feel awkward, but the more you...

MEDIA REVIEW: Yoga for Your Mood Deck, by Amy Weintraub

MEDIA REVIEW: Yoga for Your Mood Deck, by Amy Weintraub

Review by Kathryn Shafer Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, Amy Weintraub’s Yoga for Your Mood Deck: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety will be an excellent resource. I also recommend it for healthcare providers exploring research on how yoga works...

Yoga therapy and the “secret sauce” of mindfulness

Yoga therapy and the “secret sauce” of mindfulness

By Addie deHilster Mindfulness practice can be an effective method for reducing stress, improving sleep, enhancing quality of life, and even changing one’s relationship to physical pain. But do you have to learn mindfulness through seated meditation? Mindfulness...

Bolster your stress hardiness!

Bolster your stress hardiness!

By Beth Gibbs Times are tough right now. COVID-19 is having a serious impact on mental health—an impact expected to be with us long after the pandemic is over. In addition to regular daily stressors, masking, social distancing, quarantining, and lockdown protocols...

Got stress? How an IBS sufferer found healing and you can, too

Got stress? How an IBS sufferer found healing and you can, too

By Evon Stone Rubenstein Some say that stress is at the root of all disease. What if you could change how you feel about stress?  We have always been told that stress is a bad thing. However, a number of scientific studies show that this may not be the case. This...

“Yoga Therapy Can Improve One’s Health and Sense of Well-Being”

“Yoga Therapy Can Improve One’s Health and Sense of Well-Being”

Yoga therapist and International Institute of Yoga Therapy (IIYT) founder Veronica Zador knows the landscape of yoga therapy for well-being. In this article, Zador shares how yoga therapy can be integrated into healthcare settings and why demand for training in the...