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.
4 Ways Yoga Helps You Lose Weight
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.
The Battle of the Bulge: Winning the War against Age-Related Weight Gain with Yoga
Dread stepping on the scale at your annual physical? Cringe when looking at the photos of yourself from your niece’s wedding? While yoga is not a band-aid for excess weight, it is a valuable tool in the middle-age “battle of the bulge.”
The Push Up Alternative to Building Upper Body Strength
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.