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Empowering, Strenthening & Inspiring Seniors through Yoga

Chair Yoga for Seniors

It’s not a crutch, it’s a vehicle for change. Here are some of the benefits of Chair Yoga: Improved Strength – As you gain strength, you will be better able to continue with hobbies and daily activities independently for many more years to come. Improved Flexibility – Chair yoga can...

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​Defining the Benefits of Meditation

- extracted from Psychology Today The physical act of meditation generally consists of simply sitting quietly, focusing on one's breath, a word or phrase. However, a meditator may also be walking or standing. It isn't unusual, in fact, to see a meditating monk in the highlands walking a few...

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​If you’re prone to headaches...

Have you ever considered that your posture can greatly affect your respiratory system and blood circulation to your brain? Muscle tension from sagging shoulders can result in frequent headaches.Yoga helps ease headaches by relaxing muscles in your head, back, and neck. It also boosts circulation...

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Yoga for Seniors with Breast Cancer

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us & other yogis around the world in sharing our experiences & spreading information and awareness. Is it safe to practice yoga if you have breast cancer? Yoga can not only be an effective, low-impact exercise, but it has also been shown in...

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​Senior Yoga & Spinal Health

The spine is comprised of four curves: cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral. The four curves are designed to form the S curve of the spine. If the curve is distorted, the discs take the pressure of misalignment and the nerves extending out from where the distortion occurs are compressed,...

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The Vata Stage of Softening & Wisdom

What Is Vata? The classical Ayurveda texts describe three stages of life, described as young age, middle age, and old age. These can be translated as the kapha stage of life (young), the pitta stage of life (middle), and the vata stage of life (old age). Vata is one of the three doshas, or...

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Senior Concerns & Yoga

Common Aging Concerns Reduced joint flexibility Loss of mobility Poor posture Arthritis/bursitis High blood pressure Hypertension Heart Conditions Decreased oxygen consumption Decreased lung capacity Incontinence Dementia / Alzheimer’s Foot pain Increased body fat and decreased...

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Yoga for Seniors ~ Hip Openers

Gomukhasana (“Cow Face Pose”), is one of the best shoulder and hip openers around! It stretches the muscles of the upper back, upper arms, chest, hips, and thighs and stimulates digestion and elimination. It is a key pose for opening the hips. Hips are known to store a lot of our stress,...

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Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

Tao Porchon-Lynch (August 13, 1918 – February 21, 2020) was an American yoga master and award-winning author of French and Indian descent. Tao Porchon-Lynch is still a mentor to many who embodies the spirit of yoga and is an example of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. Like yoga, she teaches us to...

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During Times of Loss & Grief...

Yoga teaches us to surrender to the present moment, no matter what that moment entails – deep sorrow, pain, hopelessness – and we learn that letting go is not only possible on our mat, but in all aspects of life. Learning how to let go into the present moment is a transformative power,...

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