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.

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 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 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
older yoga student practicing tadasana mountain pose

Stand Tall: 10 Surprising Ways That Posture Affects Your Health

Our posture—the way we sit and stand—is rarely genetic or out of our control. It’s simply the result of chronic muscle tension pulling our skeleton out of alignment. This muscle tension builds up over time as... Read more

Can We Control How We Age? Study Suggests Yoga Practice Can Help Alleviate “Dowager’s Hump”

Can we control how we age? Look in the mirror, and the answer seems to be “yes and no.” We are bound to look older. There’s not a choice when it comes to wrinkles, saggy jaw lines and drooping eyelids, or the... Read more
woman strengthening her core with practicing plank pose, at group yoga class.

Core Strength: How To Get Optimal Stability and Flexibilty in Your Core

What does core strength really mean, and why is it so important? The most common misconception about core strength is that it merely means having strong abdominals—like the enviable washboard stomach achieved... Read more
drawing showing the spine in forward head posture and hyperkyphosis

Yoga for Posture Improvement: Hyperkyphosis Carries Similar Risks as Osteoporosis, Research Finds

If you're over 40 or spend a lot of time hunched over your cell phone or computer, chances are that your posture is starting to look increasingly like the person in the image above. We all know that poor... Read more

How Well Are You Aging? An Easy Test of Health and Longevity - Explorations in Spatial Medicine I

How healthy is your body? And, how well are you aging? The more we know about the health of our body and early warning signs of breakdown or distress, the more we are able to take steps to prevent or... Read more
yoga for posture

Yoga to Realign Your Spine: Tackling the Dreaded Dowager’s Hump

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... Read more

Age Without Limits: A Book Review

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... Read more