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Yoga for Seniors

Yoga for seniors is a great way to reduce stress, sleep better and remove everyday aches and pains. But, where should you start? Should you try chair yoga? Should you buy a gentle yoga DVD? Or, should you perhaps find a local yoga class in your city? This section will help you get started on your yoga journey.

2 weeks ago

How I Improved My Sleep with Meditation and Yoga Lifestyle

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. I do my best to “walk the talk” and practice what I preach. I exercise, meditate, practice yoga…

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6 months ago

7 Yoga Retreats for Women Over 50

Yoga centers are dedicated to cultivating the ancient practice of yoga, providing a sanctuary where practitioners can deepen their understanding, refine their techniques, and connect with their inner selves. With experienced instructors…

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7 months ago

Want to Improve Your Balance? Start with Strengthening Your Ankles

Do you sometimes feel unsteady on your feet? Would you say your balance isn’t as good as it used to be? Have you thought that weak ankles could be contributing to your balance difficulties? The answer is yes, and I’ll explain why…

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8 months ago

Yoga’s Not What It Used to Be

There are two yoga books on my shelf, both with the number 50 in the title. One was a 50th birthday present from my sister, and the other was co-written by one of my favorite yoga teachers, Desiree Rumbaugh. Glancing at my bookshelf…

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8 months ago

Do You Vacation for Self-Care or Self-Indulgence?

Vacations are supposed to be about exploring new places or relaxing, but vacationers often tend to over-indulge in food, drink and merriment. That may help you to relax, but do you feel rejuvenated or invigorated after such a vacation?

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11 months ago

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

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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1 year ago

Can Good Balance Prolong Your Life After 60?

For the last half year, when walking from the parking lot to my office building, I would hop on a curb alongside a lawn and walk it as if it were a balance beam. It does look weird and gets me a fair share of puzzled glances…

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2 years ago

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

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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2 years ago

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

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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2 years ago

Strong Roots for a Strong You

I find myself drawn to big and mighty trees whose branches extend wide in all directions. I can sit for long periods of time, staring at their majesty and absorbing their beauty, strength and energy. It feels like communing directly with God…

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