If the past few pandemic-ridden years have taught us nothing else, it’s how vital our respiratory health is. As we get older, it becomes even more so because we are more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses due to changes in the vital capacity of the lungs.
Understanding the interplay of the koshas provides insight into the purpose behind many familiar yoga practices and the ultimate goal of helping you find your sense of wellbeing.
As wonderful as the holidays are, the reality is they aren’t always jolly. By being intentional and practicing a these seven self-care strategies, you can stay steady and grounded throughout the holiday season.
Let’s face it: getting older requires resilience. Changes due to health, illness, surgery, finances, living arrangements and a host of other factors test our resilience skills. Here are six ways your yoga practice can increase resilience.
Think of the vagus nerve like a built in de-stressor. In a world where we experience situations that continually elicit anxiety and stress, it’s worth knowing these quick and easy yoga practices for toning the vagus nerve and easing stress.
If you want to stay active for the rest of your life, you’ll need a strong core. Try these three yoga poses that strengthen more than your core.
A strong core helps to keep you upright — especially as the risk of falling increases with age. Happily, practicing yoga balance poses is a good way to build a stronger core, too.
If the number on your scale is getting you down, consider adding yoga to your fitness routine. Read on to learn four reasons why yoga should be part of your weight loss plan.
Most people over the age of 50 tend to focus on lower body strength to prevent the accumulation of fat around the hips and belly. However, when you increase your upper body muscle mass, you also boost your resting metabolism. This in turn makes your body burn more calories. Yoga is great way to improve upper body strength and manage weight– no push ups required.
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.