Baxter Bell

Baxter Bell, MD, E-RYT 500 fell in love with yoga in 1993 while he was working full-time as a family physician. His appreciation for the potential of yoga for fostering health, healing, and equanimity was so great, he soon stepped down from his medical practice and trained to become a yoga teacher. Now he focuses on teaching yoga full time, both to ordinary students of all ages and physical conditions, and to the next generation of yoga teachers, to whom he teaches anatomy and yoga therapy along with his accessible, skillful style of yoga. He also sees students privately, helping them use yoga to help heal from and/or cope with a wide range of medical conditions. At this point, with 17 years of teaching experience under his belt, Baxter brings a unique perspective to his teaching, combining his understanding of anatomy and medicine with his skill at instructing people from all walks of life and all levels of ability.

In addition to teaching classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, Baxter is a presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences and the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Sytar Conference, and teaches online courses and classes at Yoga U Online. Baxter is also the co-founder and writer for the popular Yoga for Healthy Aging blog, where he shares his knowledge of medical conditions, anatomy, and yoga with practitioners and teachers across the world. He has written articles for Yoga Journal and the journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. And he is often quoted as an expert on yoga and health by major national news outlets such as the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.To learn more, visit www.baxterbell.com, www.yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com, and his YouTube channel Baxter Bell Yoga. 

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Yoga for High Blood Pressure Part 4

This gentle yoga class targets people with high blood pressure, who are being effectively... more

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Tutorial Down Dog to High Lunge

Dr. Baxter Bell estimates that only about 50% of those he sees practice this transition in a... more

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Tutorial Parsvakonasana

Side-angle pose, or Parsvakonasana,  strengthen legs and open hips, expand and open chest... more

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Tutorial Utthita Trikonansana

Master the important nuances and subtleties of this pose with Dr. Baxter Bell. Triangle pose,... more

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Yoga for Stress Management 4

When we face a lot of demands, at work or in our personal life, it can affect our ability to... more

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YFHA: Lower Body Strength Practice

If we’re not moving around a lot in our day-to-day lives or have gotten out of the habit of... more

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YFHA: Upper Body Flexibility Practice

Flexibility is one of the four key life skills for healthy aging. Dr. Baxter Bell has designed... more

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YFHA: Lower Body Flexibility Practice

In this video, Dr. Baxter Bell guides you through a well-balanced series of movements to... more

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YFHA: Easy Balance Practice

As we get older our balance often will gradually worsen. This can lead to falls and fractures... more

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YFHA: Challenging Balance Practice

Dr. Baxter Bell has designed this video for those who have done the Easy Balance Practice and... more

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YFHA: Easy Agility Practice

Agility is essential for healthy aging—it allows us to move through time and space with... more

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YFHA: Challenging Agility Practice

Whether you’re moving through a crowded farmers’ market or navigating the toy-strewn floor of... more