Beat The Chronological Clock: 8 Steps Toward Vibrant Aging With Yoga

We like to blame a lot of things on aging: our lack of energy, our stiff joints, and sore muscles, our rounded shoulders, and our expanding waistlines. But are these changes in our body and functioning inevitable, or are they

Want to Build Stronger Shoulders for Your Yoga Practice? - Try This Weight-Training Sequence in Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Yoga with weights?! Really?!? I know some people are really opposed to yoga with weights. I admit that there was a time when I felt the same way, but if you think about it, weights are only props. From my

Yoga Teaching Tips: How to Structure a Yoga Class for a Specific Population

When my son was about five years old, I made a point of finding some after-school activities for him to do. We were lucky that there were plenty of choices within walking distance from where we lived—swimming, ballet, foreign languages,

Summoning the Spirit of Shiva: Yoga for Fall Prevention

For people over the age of 64, falls are both the leading cause of injury-related death and the most common reason for trauma-related hospitalization. Yoga practice may seem an obvious part of any fall-prevention strategy, but up until now, little empirical

Refine Your Yoga Practice: 3 Ways to Explore Half Moon Pose

Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) is said to resemble the image of an Indian moon floating in the sky. The Sanskrit word Chandra also refers to the qualities of brilliance or shine of the moon. Although the torso is not

Yoga Anatomy: How to Lower Your Legs in Baddha Konasana

In Yoga Mat Companion Book 2: Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends, I mention an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you are unable to attain a goal, do not abandon the goal. Rather, change your strategy to reach

Aging and Dementia: Can Yoga Help Keep the Brain Active and Healthy?

Can yoga practice help stave off dementia? I certainly hope so, since genetics suggest that I’m going to be staring dementia straight in the eye. Except, of course, it doesn’t stare back. Instead, it frets, repeatedly asking, “What day is

Book Review -Jivana Heyman’s Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body

In May 2017, I participated in a four-day Accessible Yoga Training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. At the time, I was moved by the depth of feeling, commitment, and knowledge conveyed by Jivana Heyman, the lead