Smiling elderly woman resting on a swiss ball at home

According to Webster’s 1913 Dictionary, the word combat means, “To struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to resist; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy.” When you see how many seemingly unrelated health problems other than chronic pain are related to too much sitting and poor posture, you’ll realize that combat is not too strong a word to use when talking about the battle between gravity and our bodies.

Woman practicing yoga in Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

Healthy Aging: Why What You Do Today Matters Tomorrow

We have the power to age well. It just takes a little insight, effort, and of course, the right mindset. So the first step is identifying where we want to be at “X” age. Since I plan to live to be 120, and I... Read more
Woman practicing yoga salabhasana locust pose.

Baby Backbends: Yoga's Quiet Powerhouse Poses

You won’t see them on Instagram. There are so many other backbends that look way more impressive on a sunset-drenched beach. In fact, they may barely register as backbends when you look at the outer form... Read more
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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... Read more

How Well Are You Aging? An Easy Test of Health and Longevity - Explorations in Spatial Medicine I

How healthy is your body? And, how well are you aging? The more we know about the health of our body and early warning signs of breakdown or distress, the more we are able to take steps to prevent or... Read more
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Yoga to Realign Your Spine: Tackling the Dreaded Dowager’s Hump

Hyperkyphosis and its resultant bent-over posture are often associated with older women (although men get them too). Since the word dowager is a technical term for a “dignified elderly woman,” it began to be... Read more

Age Without Limits: A Book Review

I have been teaching yoga to senior citizens for more than ten years now, and I’ve often said it is one of my favorite classes to teach. Age Without Limits , by Janet Rae Humphrey, E-RYT, is my latest guide to... Read more

Aqua Yoga: For an Accessible Yoga Practice, Just Add Water

The mechanics of maintaining good posture and moving energy in our aging bodies can prove taxing at times. With our senior population expanding, maybe it’s time to look at alternative ways or places to... Read more

The Text Neck Syndrome: 3 Yoga Exercises to Help

What can you do about “text neck” head-forward syndrome, an increasingly common issue that affect most people working at desks and computers? And, how can yoga help? In a blog several years ago, Dr. Timothy... Read more

Yoga for Healthy Aging: How Yoga Helps You Change Habits

Not a day seems to go by that I don’t realize there is some habit I have that I’d love to change. I’m sure that happens to you, too. Fortunately, we have yoga as a great tool for when we want to get serious... Read more

5 Yoga Poses to Ease Text Neck

Have you ever noticed what happens to your body when you’re staring at your smartphone or tablet? If you’ve been looking down for a while, your head gradually drops forward, then your shoulders droop and your... Read more