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.

1 year ago

5 Fears that Stop Seniors from Trying Gentle Yoga

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

1 year ago

The 5 Stages of Starting Yoga as an Older Adult

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Kubler Ross. As you may know, in her book, On Death and Dying, Elizabeth described the 5 stages of grief: anger, denial, bargaining, depression and, finally, acceptance. Read More

1 year ago

Gentle Yoga for Seniors: Relax Your Neck and Shoulders (Part 2/8): FREE 46-Min Practice!

As a woman over 60, are you alarmed at the slump in your shoulders? Have the upper shelves at the grocery store become a stretch too far? Does a painfully stiff neck account for your straight-ahead view of the world?

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1 year ago

5 Reasons Live Online Yoga Lessons Are Awesome for Seniors, Especially in Challenging Times

The coronavirus has shaken us up. Even if you never get it, and don’t know anyone who has, the virus and our reactions to it have changed us individually and collectively…

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2 years ago

Standing on One Leg to Improve Your Balance? 3 Ways to Get More from Your Balance Exercises

Do you sometimes try to stand on one leg while brushing your teeth or waiting for the kettle to boil? As a woman over 60 you know it’s good for your balance, and it does seem to get easier if you do it regularly…

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2 years ago

The Second Chakra: Connection, Flow, Movement, and Feelings

The seven Chakras provide us with a wonderful road map for how to age gracefully. Our second chakra is Svadhisthana. The color is orange, the element is water, the energy is connection…

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2 years 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…

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2 years ago

How Can Chakras Help You Thrive After 60? The First Chakra – I AM

The word “Chakra” comes from Sanskrit, translating in English to “wheel” or “disk.” The Chakras are the seven main spiritual moving energy centers within our bodies that combine the emotional…

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2 years ago

Pure Bliss! 28-Min Yoga for Seniors Class with Focus on Balance (Part 7/8)

For millions of us women over 60, nothing is as frightening as the thought of falling. The risk of losing our independence to a serious fall has led many of us to reduce or abandon activities we once loved…

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2 years ago

Unconvinced About the Benefits of Yoga for Senior Women? Try a Different Approach!

All my friends were doing it, but I thought yoga was… stupid. It looked like a bunch of women wishing they could get into shape but refusing to put forth the necessary effort…

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