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

By Sherry Kahn April 13, 2023

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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Give Yourself the Gift of Yoga this Holiday Season

By Joan Frances Moran December 30, 2022

It’s the holiday season. In the last several weeks, most of us were concerned with buying gifts for family and friends. But have you thought about giving yourself a gift? How many times do you give yourself an important gift in your life?

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

By Jessica Hegg July 23, 2022

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…

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

By Perley-Ann Friedman July 15, 2022

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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Warning! Yoga May Release a River of Tears!

By Cindy Boatman February 12, 2022

A yoga practice can provide many benefits, but I don’t know of anyone who joined a yoga class for the purpose of triggering a “good cry.” Not all yogis experience emotional tears, but if you do, it’s ok. Yoga class and your practice should be a safe space…

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How I Improved My Sleep with Meditation and Yoga Lifestyle

By Joan Craig February 11, 2022

When it comes to health and wellness, most people probably think, “I’ve got it all together.” I am a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, personal trainer, and wellness coach…

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5 Yoga-Based Poses That Will Help You Overcome Your Fear of Falling (VIDEO)

By Felicia Reid December 18, 2021

Ask a group of older adults what they’re most afraid of as they age and almost always one of them will say, ‘falling’. Falling when you’re older often has consequences. According to a US nationwide study done by Texas A&M University Health Science Center…

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Why Laughter Yoga Is the Best Medicine for Over Sixties

By Kathy Arthurson October 29, 2021

Initially, I was skeptical about Laughter Yoga. But I soon changed my mind. Let me tell you why. I’ve long been a devotee of traditional yoga and no fan of spin-offs. There’s lots of them, Beer Yoga, Goat Yoga and Laughter Yoga, just to name a few…

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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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