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My Personal Experience with Yoga for Older Adults

By Ann Richardson October 13, 2021

When my older grandson, now in his teens, was a toddler, he loved to watch me stand on my head, which I had been doing for years in yoga. He tried to copy me, with little success, but I discouraged him in any case as I was told that standing on your head…

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Exercise the Gentle Way with Chair Yoga for Seniors

By Margaret Manning August 13, 2021

If you have never experienced the benefits of chair yoga for seniors, you’re in for a treat! Over the last couple of years, I’ve become addicted to this simple, yet powerful, practice. I hope that my passion for chair yoga encourages you to give it a shot!

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The 4 Essential Restorative Yoga Poses for Pet Grief

By Kathy Arthurson June 08, 2021

Elvis picked me. We met in the Russian Blue cat breeder’s lounge room. The other kittens ran around, ignoring me. Elvis trotted over, paused for a quizzical look, then jumped into my lap. He purred, I petted, he curled up and slept. Smitten, I took him home…

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Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?

By Sherry Kahn April 14, 2021

With menopause, women’s bones lose the protection of estrogen. The decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) that occurs with aging is called osteopenia when it is mild and osteoporosis when it is more severe. Approximately 200 million women…

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3 Good Reasons to Take Up Yoga After 60

By Kathy Arthurson March 29, 2021

For a long time, I’ve wondered why yoga teachers (even in their 80s or 90s) are so youthful and full of vigor and joy. Is it due to particular yoga poses, lifestyle, or something else? I put this question, as inspiration for my new book, to 14 yoga teachers…

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A Month of Yoga – or 50 Years in the Review Mirror

By Mary Lou Harris March 16, 2021

It is now more than a year since the variations of lockdown and staying at home began. At the point where I was ready to crawl the walls, a month of yoga saved me. As I write this, I have completed a challenge for an on-line 30-day Hatha yoga…

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Grief, Yoga, and the Chakras: Yoga for Living with Loss

By Sheena Nancy Sarles December 12, 2020

One of the loveliest lessons we have learned as we reach our 60s and beyond is that life is full of surprising twists and turns. What may have been a passing fancy becomes a life-long passion and major fork in the road. I once had a yoga…

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Yoga Routine in Your 60s or Better

By Jessica Hegg July 30, 2020

Looking to take your yoga practice to the next level? The benefits of yoga and other chair exercises for seniors arrive in a multitude of ways – better flexibility, less stress, social interaction, weight management, disease prevention, the list goes on. Read More

5 Unexpected Benefits of Yoga for Women Over 60, Based on My Own Experience

By Perley-Ann Friedman July 24, 2020

Years ago, I did yoga weekly, at a local yoga studio, but, it was such a hassle getting there in rush hour traffic. So, I started going less and less, always finding a good excuse to skip the session. About a year later I started to feel pretty crappy…

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5 Fears that Stop Seniors from Trying Gentle Yoga

By Margaret Manning May 09, 2020

Several years ago, I sat outside of my first gentle yoga class at Yoga Barn in Bali, my emotions as turbulent as the jungle air around me. The tiny voices of a thousand insects struck me as I waited in the humid air. Read More