The older we are the more rewarding and essential yoga becomes.
About three years ago Patricia Becker visited my home to familiarize me with Yoga. I have been receiving her wise counsel ever since. I was a skeptic but now a believer! Particularly because of Patricia and who she is as a person.
I had visited three knee replacement surgeons who generally provided the same advice: not yet. But I was hurting. Today, although I have knee discomfort, I generally can walk anywhere I want to go, hike Read more...
1. More Stretching
Always begin by stretching. Muscles need to be warm to function effectively, maybe as long as 12-15 minutes. You can include; twists, cross-legged forward bends, stretching with arms overhead and doing a twist in both directions and side bends, extended forward standing bend with arms over head and some knee flexes from side to side. Watch you flexibility continue to increase.
2. More Restorative Postures
Bringing the body to balance and flexibility is a benefit Read more...
1. Cognitive Resiliency
Yoga’s process of drawing distinction between body parts, sensations and degrees of effort supports increased self-awareness, and balance. By coordinating different and often contrasting regions of the body, both sides of the brain communicate better, which could be linked to improved memory and decision-making skills.
Engaging in new physical routines builds and strengthens brain pathways. This action of neuroplasticity has been shown to increase intelligence.
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Cool off this summer with yoga, meditation and breathing techniques. Stay focused, healthy and happy with some simple practices.
4 Summer Time Health Tips to Cool Off This Summer
One season flows into another – each one brings its set of changes. A yogi will simply look at the changes and act accordingly. Here are some best practices and tips to ensure the body and mind stay fit.
You could choose a favorite yoga tip and practice it regularly or even do all.
#1: The secret is in your breath
The Read more...
Yoga is very popular. It’s everywhere. It seems like everyone does it. And yet, if you don’t currently do yoga, it can be difficult and intimidating to begin.
What are the barriers of entry?
For starters, yoga poses are hard. The classical form of most poses is inaccessible to most people. We are constantly bombarded by images in the media of pretty people and celebrities doing flexible and strong poses. They make the most difficult poses look easy, enticing us to try this ancient discipline Read more...