Healthy Breathing and Posture: Connecting the Dots

By
Christine Carr c-IAYT, eRYT 500
Beautiful young woman practices yoga asana Tadasana - Mountain pose on the wooden deck near the lake

In physical therapy school many years ago, they taught me to assess posture and treat associated muscle imbalances. If someone displayed forward-head posture, I assumed their posture caused their headaches. “I can help!” I thought. And I’d prescribe exercises to reduce their forward-head posture.

forward head posture

Yoga for Text Neck and Head Forward Posture

There’s something surprising you probably don’t know about me: I’ve been using computers to write, edit, and publish documents as well as to email since 1976! The photo below shows me and another writer/editor... Read more
Senior woman working out indoors standing in Tadasana, Mountain Pose

Hyperkyphosis: The Cause and the Solution

Many years ago, my husband Alan, our friend Jerome and I took a trip to our property on a northern gulf island. We planned to stay in another friend’s cabin while Jerome and Alan put Jerome’s cabin up on jacks... Read more
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
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

Yoga for Osteoporosis: 5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Vertebral Fractures

Concerned about osteoporotic fractures of the spine and how yoga might help prevent them? Here's what you need to know. Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans, and another 44 million have osteopenia, i.e... Read more

A Daily Yoga Sequence for Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain impacts so many people. In fact, the International Pelvic Pain Society estimates that over 25 million women suffer from chronic pelvic pain. While the number is generally lower in men, some studies... Read more
yoga instructor demonstrating chair yoga pose for back health

Banish the Slouch: Chair Yoga for Healthier Posture

Yoga is truly for everyone, but especially for readers, who tend to sit in slouched, hunched positions for hours at a time. I teach this class at library events and book signings, but even those of you too far... Read more
Female yoga student practicing seated forward bend (paschimottanasana) with yoga bolster for support.

Yoga and High Blood Pressure: A Sequence to Help Reduce Stress

Chances are at least one person in your life—a family member, someone you work with, or a good friend—has high blood pressure and takes one or more pills a day to bring it under control. Why so likely? Because... Read more
Woman practicing yoga in Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

Healthy Aging: Why Not Plan to Live to 120?

We have the power to age well. It just takes a little insight, effort, and of course, the right mindset. So the first step is identifying where we want to be at “X” age. Since I plan to live to be 120, and I... Read more