Yoga for Healthy Aging: Yoga TLC for Upper Body Strength and Flexibility

What’s one of the best predictors of how well you are aging, which you’ve likely never heard about? Curiously, it’s grip strength. What is grip strength anyway? It is a measure of your hand and arm strength. While the strength of our grip may seem irrelevant, in study after study, grip strength has proven to … Continued

Unlocking the Past: A Yogic Perspective on Healing Intergenerational Trauma

“Research suggests that unresolved PTSD can facilitate lasting physiological changes and that these modifications can be passed on to the next generation.” -Dr. Arielle Schwartz Does your family come with a secret story that is hard to tell? Indeed, most of us grow up in families which carry with us some history of past traumatic … Continued

Preparing for Inversions: Reversing the Aging Effects of Gravity

Inversions like Sirsanana (Headstand) and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) are also sometimes referred to as the king and queen of asana. They balance the entire nervous system and are considered to be among the most important poses for our daily yoga practice because of their profound effects on physical and emotional health. Benefits of inversions include greater … Continued

Restoring Balance: Yogic Tools to Calm an Overactive Nervous System

Every second of the day, your body is functioning seemingly effortlessly, regulating the literally millions of physiological functions that keep your body running. The part of the nervous system in charge of orchestrating all these functions behind the scenes, so to speak, is the autonomic nervous system.  The autonomic nervous system regulates all the functions … Continued

Yoga for Healthy Aging & Fracture Prevention: Focus on Balance

One of the inevitable changes of aging is a gradual loss of the ability to balance. While this may at first seem insignificant, it is a key factor in the increased risk of fractures people face as they get older. Most fractures of the hip, wrists, or ankle are preceded by a fall, and the … Continued

Yoga as Medicine – A New Paradigm for Health

In this course Dr. Timothy McCall will provide an overview of the emerging field of yoga therapy: the use of yoga and its vast toolbox to help treat virtually any  health condition — physical or psychological. Yoga therapy has grown enormously in the last several years, there are ever-increasing numbers of scientific studies examining its effectiveness, … Continued

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