Yoga as TherapyMourning and Body Memory A Sensory, Integrative Approach to Psychological Health and HealingPhilbin, Kathleen A. PhDAuthor Information Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto; and the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, California. Correspondence: Kathleen A. Philbin, PhD, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 1069 E Meadow Cir, Palo Alto, CA 94303 ([email protected]). Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: April/June 2011 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p 127-133 doi: 10.1097/TGR.0b013e31821bff3e Buy Metrics Abstract A substantial body of empirical research has shown that mind-body practices, including Yoga and meditation, can decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, negative mood, and fatigue. Given Yoga's adaptability to various human conditions, it can improve the physical and psychological health of our elders. When blended with clinical therapies, Yoga practices can gently ease the distress that arises from aging, natural decline, physical trauma, and loss. This article describes core practices of Transpersonal Integrative Therapy, a Yoga-based mind-body approach that has shown significant improvements in vitality and positive states, and improved satisfaction with life for those experiencing grief and mourning. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.