Change Your Postural Habits and Change Your Spine

By
Eve Johnson
Beautiful young woman practices yoga asana Tadasana - Mountain Pose on the wooden deck near the lake

If there’s one thing that everyone from bestselling authors to renowned philosophers agree on, it’s the power of habits.

Side view portrait of a young woman practicing Tadasana or Mountain Pose indoors

4 Yoga Poses for Better Posture

As we get older, poor postural habits can have a domino effect on our entire bodies, stressing joints as well as internal organs of the heart, lungs, and digestive tract. Quite often, pain or injury stems from... Read more
Lovely smiling mature woman looking calm while carrying her yoga mat

Osteoporosis: Yoga for Strong Bones

Osteoporosis, osteopenia, falling, and breaking a hip—all of these are major medical and lifestyle concerns for many women over 50. Yet, the public health matter reaches far beyond that population. Men and... Read more
Smiling elderly woman resting on a swiss ball at home

An Easy Technique to Improve Your Posture: How to Practice Yoga on a Ball

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... Read more
Young pregnant yoga woman resting after working out in living room interior

Prenatal Yoga for the Pelvic Floor

In many ways, pregnancy is an athletic endeavor. For nine months, we train our bodies for the big day: delivering a human into the world. As with any physical challenge, injuries may occur, and often, the... Read more
the epidemic of text neck and what that can do to your overall health over time

A New Epidemic? Study Links Text Neck to Spine Damage

Do you spend your day hunched over a laptop or with your head bent at an unnatural angle while texting or checking email or Facebook updates on your smartphone? If so, pause for a second, sit up straight, and take notice: you may be setting yourself up for chronic neck pain and even spine damage. Read more
How to practice yoga for pelvic floor health and urinary incontinence in Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Study Suggests Yoga Can Help Manage Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a loss of bladder control and is most commonly seen in aged people. While it is a problem in both genders, women experience urinary incontinence twice as often as men. Leakages... Read more
How to practice yogic breathing from the diaphragm

The Power of Healthy Breathing: Yogic Breathing, Posture and Diaphragmatic Dysfunction

If 20 years from now, I’m asked: “what did you do in the pandemic?” like many of us, I will be honor-bound to answer: I made sourdough bread. And, again, like many of us, I turned inward. Literally. For the... Read more
Yoga for healthy pelvic floor older beginners in Plank Pose (Phalakasana)

Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health: Why Kegels May Do More Harm than Good

In seeking the cause of ailments such as back pain, constipation, or even dysfunctional breathing issues, the pelvic floor rarely shows up on the list of potential suspects. But physical therapist Jessica... Read more
Yoga student practicing three somatic movement flows to promote better posture

3 Somatic Movement Yoga Flows to Promote Better Posture

In this blog, I am inviting you to watch this video (20 minutes) with three consecutive Somatic Movement Flows® to help you unwind from stress, pain, and stiffness in your upper body. My intent is to support... Read more
yoga for osteoporosis - New York Times

Study Indicates Yoga Can Prevent Osteoporosis-Related Bone Loss

Osteoporosis is a tremendous health concern for women over 50, causing more than 700,000 spinal fractures and more than 300,000 hip fractures each year in the United States alone. It is well known that weight-... Read more