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Empowering, Strenthening & Inspiring Seniors through Yoga

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Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's, but past and present research suggests yoga and meditation could play a vital role in preventing and improving symptoms of the disease. "If you or your...

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Reconnect with Your Body

As we age our bodies can often feel like something we have to carry around with us... like a separate part of us is getting heavier or slower, yet on the inside we don't necessarily feel this way. One of the greatest benefits of yoga for seniors is that it helps us to reconnect with our...

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Upward Salute

LEVEL Beginner ANATOMY Feet, Legs, Ribs, Shoulders, Spine POSE TYPE Standing SANSKRIT Urdhva Hastasana (erd-vah ahs-TAHS-anna) urdhva = raised, elevated, tending upward hasta = hand BENEFITS Stretches the entire body Prepares the body for yoga practice Helps align the spinal...

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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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