Career of the Month: An Interview With Yoga Therapist J. J. Gormley-Etchellsby: Megan Sullivan

Journal ArticleDigital resources are stored online in your NSTA Library.

In recent years, many individuals have looked to yoga to improve their well-being and many health care practitioners have encouraged it to complement healing. Recent studies demonstrate the beneficial effects of yoga for health (Chacko et al. 2005; Chandwani et al. 2010; Davidson, Kabat-Zinn, and Schumacher 2003; Elkins, Fisher, and Johnson 2010; Evans et al. 2010; Lutz, Greischar, and Rawlings 2004; Rosenkranz, Jackson, and Dalton 2003). Perhaps this support of modern science is partly responsible for yoga therapy’s recent emergence as a discipline—though it has been applied therapeutically for thousands of years. The science and art of yoga therapy does not conflict with allopathic medicine and therefore can be used alongside other treatments. Yoga therapist J.J. Gormley-Etchells applies yoga to help people with health challenges improve their quality of life.

  • High
Publication Date

Community ActivitySaved in 5 Libraries

Reviews (1)
  • on Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:56 AM

This career direction may not sound like one that is science oriented however when you read through this interview you learn that there is a great deal more science in this form of practice of physical postures or poses. It is through yoga that a person can create a balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. What is more important to understand about this field is that many health practitioners believe that participating in yoga can complement healing by reducing pain and stress. I found this article very interesting and I believe young adults will as well.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

Free - NSTA Members

$0.99 - Nonmembers

Login or Create a Free Account to add this resource to your library.