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Hyperkyphosis and its resultant bent-over posture are often associated with older women (although men get them too). Since the word dowager is a technical term for a “dignified elderly woman,” it began to be used to describe this condition. Because many older women developed the humped back people began to call it a “dowager’s hump” – even if the person with kyphosis was not an elderly woman.

Yoga Improves Memory and Brain Function in Older Adults, Study Finds

Prolonged stress can have a deleterious effect on the brain, reducing your ability to think, plan and reason effectively. This is particularly true for the elderly. Now, a new study published in Biological... Read more

Osteoporosis, Vertebral Fractures and Dowager’s Hump—The Role of Hyperkyphosis

For anyone diagnosed with osteoporosis, there are two main concerns—increased risk of hip fractures and vertebral fractures. Vertebral compression fractures caused by the thin bone mass of osteoporosis have long been taught to cause hyperkyphosis, or the dowager’s hump that inflict many elderly. Read more
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Yoga for Posture Improvement - Easy Iyengar Yoga Tip with Julie Gudmestad

In today's computer driven culture, more and more people struggle with forward head posture, or text neck as it is also called. Poor posture often leads to neck and shoulder tension, even headaches or migraine... Read more

6 Yoga Poses to Counteract the Effects of Sitting

According to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine , the average person sits for more than half the day. We spend long hours sitting at our desks in front of the computer, in the car getting to and from... Read more
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How Yoga Practice Strengthens Your Core Muscles—Without Crunches

From my observations around my gym it looks like abdominal crunches are on their way out, which is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that you should never do them; it just means that you shouldn’t do them... Read more

Yoga for Healthy Aging with Dr. Baxter Bell – New Online Yoga Practice Series

YogaU is excited to offer a special Practice Series on Yoga for Healthy Aging with Dr. Baxter Bell as part of our new online Yoga Practice Channel. (And psst - if you sign up for a one month trial you can... Read more

Yoga for Back Pain: Are Your Tech Devices Ruining Your Posture?

Tech devices are here to stay, but increasing evidence shows they can also wreak havoc on your body and lead to serious back pain issues. Physical therapist and yoga teacher Stefanie Foster offers insights... Read more

Teaching Yoga to Seniors - Ten Tips to Strike the Right Note

More and more seniors are taking up yoga for healthy aging. Yoga teacher Jennifer Williams-Fields offers key tips for teaching yoga to older adults. Of course, just like my children, I love all my yoga classes... Read more

Your Posture Affects How You Feel: Yoga Can Help

We all know that poor posture isn’t good for your back, neck and shoulders. However, a new study suggests that a slumped posture may also affect our mood, self-esteem and even our response to stress. Can yoga help to improve posture? Absolutely. Here’s how. Read more

New Study Links Smartphone Use 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