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What Is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy offers a unique approach to healing that aims to improve mental and physical health. Yoga therapists guide clients through a range of yoga practices, including movement, breathing, chanting, affirmations, and meditation, which have been clinically proven to be effective in therapeutic settings.
Reclaiming Bone Health: Yoga Therapy’s Role in Osteoporosis Care
By Christine Saari, MA, E-RYT, C-BDYT. In this article, we explore the research behind the use of yoga therapy to work with the physical and emotional challenges associated with a diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis. Discover four ways yoga therapists work with clients to support them during their treatment. Learn what it’s like to begin a yoga regimen with no prior experience, and incorporate these practices into your daily life.
How Yoga Therapy Can Help Your Patients Manage Anxiety
By Sara Merrick-Albano, BDYT, E-RYT As a medical professional, you probably see patients every day with anxiety, regardless of your specialty. Anxiety is a normal response to the stress that comes with making medical decisions, such as choosing treatment options,...
How Can Yoga Therapy Help with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)?
By Sara Merrick-Albano, E-RYT, C-BDYT Autoimmune diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis affect patients in different ways for each individual. As the exact causes of these diseases are unknown, it can be challenging to provide symptom relief. The good...
Yoga Therapy For Psychosomatic Conditions
Do you have a health condition that is chronic and seems to have no solution? Have you been to multiple doctors without receiving a satisfactory diagnosis that could explain your symptoms? Read on to discover how yoga therapy is emerging as an evidence-based complementary health care option to empower people to reduce, manage, or even transform their relationship to stress, even finding relief from stubborn health conditions with no obvious medical explanation.
How Can Yoga Therapy Help Mitigate Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
By Sara Merrick-Albano, E-RYT, C-BDYT Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be a daunting diagnosis for patients, and affects over 2.3 million people.1 Yoga therapy, a recognized form of complementary medicine (CAM), can be an effective tool to help mitigate symptoms of MS. It...
When Breathwork Is A Bad Idea: A Guide for Using Breathwork Therapeutically with Clients
By Christine Saari, MA, E-RYT, C-BDYT Clinicians are beginning to recommend breathwork as a complement to traditional mental health care such as talk therapy and medication. The terms "breathwork" and "pranayama" are used here synonymously to refer to breathing...