Women practicing yoga sun salutations on beach for better posture and healthy aging benefits

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 wind tunnel effect of skin pulled tight by surgery.

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

Aqua Yoga: For an Accessible Yoga Practice, Just Add Water

The mechanics of maintaining good posture and moving energy in our aging bodies can prove taxing at times. With our senior population expanding, maybe it’s time to look at alternative ways or places to... Read more

The Text Neck Syndrome: 3 Yoga Exercises to Help

What can you do about “text neck” head-forward syndrome, an increasingly common issue that affect most people working at desks and computers? And, how can yoga help? In a blog several years ago, Dr. Timothy... Read more

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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

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

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