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 counteract minor issues that could turn into major ailments down the road.

Yoga for Healthy Aging: How Yoga Helps You Change Habits

Not a day seems to go by that I don’t realize there is some habit I have that I’d love to change. I’m sure that happens to you, too. Fortunately, we have yoga as a great tool for when we want to get serious... Read more

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

5 Yoga Poses to Ease Text Neck

Have you ever noticed what happens to your body when you’re staring at your smartphone or tablet? If you’ve been looking down for a while, your head gradually drops forward, then your shoulders droop and your... 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

Dowager’s Hump: Are You at Risk?

Dowager’s hump—or hyperkyphosis—should be considered an independent geriatric syndrome rather than a result of osteoporosis, according to a recent study. Read more
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How Sitting For Long Hours Affects Your Health

Just how bad is sitting in front of the screen all day for your health? For a great summary of studies, take a look at this infographic from CBC. Read more