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Pain in the Neck: Counteracting Text Neck

Pain in the Neck: Counteracting Text Neck

We’ve all seen it—a family out to dinner with children. The kids (and frequently the adults as well) have their heads bent, engrossed in their cell phones, and there is very little conversation happening at the table.

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Let’s Play

Let’s Play

We’d all agree that play is important for children and for their social and emotional development. But research affirms the importance of play in adult lives, too.

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Chillax

Chillax

Slow, mindful yoga isn’t yoga for “old people.”  Slow yoga benefits ALL of us because of it’s ability to sooth our nervous system and help us build resilience.

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7 Secrets to Aging Gracefully

7 Secrets to Aging Gracefully

With age comes wisdom and grace. As a yoga therapist, I’ve worked with many people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and even 90s. Most come with health concerns. But overwhelmingly, they come with a desire to age gracefully. Along the way, I’ve learned a great deal from these “graceful agers” about the keys to growing older with vitality and strength, both of body and mind. Here are seven lessons I’ve learned:

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Ayurvedic Wisdom for a Good Night’s Sleep

Ayurvedic Wisdom for a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep disturbances are very common, and even more so the older we get. Yet experts recommend getting 7-9 hours each night. Ayurveda provides insight into how different energies are at play both during each 24 hour period and at different stages of life. Understanding and working in harmony with these rhythms can help you obtain a better night’s rest.

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Yoga for the Winter Doldrums

Yoga for the Winter Doldrums

Gray winter skies and freezing cold temperatures can leave you feeling sad and lethargic. When it does, try this short, five-pose sequence of poses sure to lift your spirits.

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6 Strategies for Combating the Winter Blues

6 Strategies for Combating the Winter Blues

Cold wintry weather find you unable to get out of bed in the morning? Find yourself stuck on the couch binge watching Netflix? You’re not alone. With shorter days and less sunlight, the long, cold winter can create a sense of loneliness and sadness, also known as “the winter blues.” Fortunately, making few lifestyle changes can turn your winter blahs into winter smiles.

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Glass Half Full

Glass Half Full

Applying the concept of pratipaksha bahavana, or replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, can help overcome inherently negative thoughts and emotions, especially as we come into the 2020 holiday season.

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Taming Holiday Overload: 4 Stress-Relieving Poses

Taming Holiday Overload: 4 Stress-Relieving Poses

It’s holiday time again! While the holidays can be wildly joyful, they can simultaneously rob us of our sanity. When you start to feel overwhelmed and exhausted, a few minutes in a restorative yoga pose can reset your energy and provide a much need break.

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