Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

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...

Video: Yoga for Arthritis Patients

Video: Yoga for Arthritis Patients

Yoga therapy can help relieve stiffness and pain for individuals with arthritis.  In this short guided practice video, Steffany Moonaz, PhD, C-IAYT, teaches yogic techniques to relieve stiffness, articulate the joints, and prepare for activities that require increased...

Yoga therapy for youth with autism

Yoga therapy for youth with autism

By Kimberly A. Searl Introducing youth who have high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to yoga therapy is an especially fulfilling part of my job. I think you’ll enjoy the story of one client in particular, as his experience really showcases how the practices...

Yoga therapy and COVID-19 recovery

Yoga therapy and COVID-19 recovery

By Ingrid Yang, with Laurie Hyland Robertson Give Back Yoga University and the International Association of Yoga Therapists have partnered on an initiative to support patients as well as healthcare and yoga professionals dealing with the effects of long COVID. This...

Yoga therapy beyond the poses in mental health settings

Yoga therapy beyond the poses in mental health settings

By Asya Haikin Mental health professionals increasingly appreciate the benefits yoga can bring to clients, and yoga and meditation are becoming more popular as an adjunct to mental health treatment. The American Psychological Association states that psychologists,...

A yogic practice for communal care in the time of COVID

A yogic practice for communal care in the time of COVID

By A. G. Kozak No matter what you call the force behind the pandemic—COVID-19, the ‘Rona, or SARS-CoV-2— almost everyone now knows and practices the self-care trifecta: cover both your nose and mouth with a mask; keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others; and...