Age Without Limits: A Book Review

By
Jennifer Williams-Fields, E-RYT 200

I have been teaching yoga to senior citizens for more than ten years now, and I’ve often said it is one of my favorite classes to teach. Age Without Limits, by Janet Rae Humphrey, E-RYT, is my latest guide to teaching chair-based yoga.

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

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

Yoga Exercises for a Hunched Back (Hyperkyphosis)

Yoga for hyperkyphosis seeks to reverse the early stages of hunched back of dowager’s hump (a.k.a. hyperkyphosis) Read more

Yoga Tips for Improved Posture Support: A Q&A With Julie Gudmestad

Julie Gudmestad is a physical therapist and Iyengar yoga teacher dedicated to making yoga accessible for everyone, regardless of body type or age. She spoke to us about the importance of good posture for back... Read more

Why Won’t My Neck Relax?

You may feel that sometimes, no matter how much you try to stretch your neck there is no relief. One of the ways in which this may manifest is if you lay down on the floor without a pillow and it feels like you have work to release. Maybe your chin juts towards the ceiling. Maybe your neck feels “crunchy” in the back. So what do you need to do? Instinctually, you may react to the tightness with attempts to stretch the necks muscles more. Read more