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Empowering, Strenthening & Inspiring Seniors through Yoga

​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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Let's Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer!

Chair Seated Twist Pose benefits the following: Arms and Shoulders Middle Back Chest Hips Physically: Tones and stretches the spinal muscles, relieves stiffness in the neck and shoulders, relieves arthritis in the lower back, tones the abdominal muscles, improves digestion and relieves...

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​Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta

Enjoy this quick and easy dinner using summer produce!! Ingredients 
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
1 medium eggplant, (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch cubes 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
4 plum tomatoes, diced ⅓ cup chopped pitted green olives 
2 tablespoons red-wine...

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How Yoga Helps Our Organ Systems

What is remarkable about yoga is that it interacts with all of the organ systems in our body. It creates flexibility and mobility by improving breathing, stamina, circulation, nerve and gland efficiency. Yoga also increases energy levels to support all our organ systems. The skeletal system:...

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Only the Present Moment Exists

One tool we use to direct our awareness away from the past, away from the future, and away from the negative and the untruths we tell ourselves, is to come back to the breath. The breath does not exist in the past, it will never exist in the future, the breath is present, the breath is within....

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