Water plays many roles in our bodies, including maintaining electrolyte balance and blood pressure, lubricating joints, regulating body temperature, and promoting cell health. In fact, our bodies are about 70% water, so consuming adequate water daily is essential for optimal health. What you might not know, though, is that water is also critical to the functioning of our spines.
As we get older, poor postural habits can have a domino-effect on our entire bodies stressing joints as well as internal organs of the heart, lungs and digestive tract. Quite often, pain or injury stems from postural imbalances. That is why improving your posture, strength and mobility can help you move more freely with less pain and stiffness. Fortunately, it is never too late to improve your posture.
Our brains, like the rest of our bodies, change as we grow older. Happily, research increasingly reveals how yoga serves to bolster parts of the brain most affected by aging.
While there are many kinds of physical activities in which arthritis sufferers can engage, yoga is a safe, gentle and effective way to increase physical activity. Numerous studies confirm that in addition to lessening pain and improving function and mobility, yoga provides important psychological benefits. Here are six (6) reasons to practice yoga if you have arthritis.
Let’s face it, life is noisy! We’ve become so inured to noise that, when we do encounter silence, we’re often uncomfortable. But silence has numerous benefits for both our minds and bodies.
Yoga teachers (myself included) often talk about grounding. While it may seem like yoga mumble-jumble, increasingly scientists are studying the benefits of grounding for health. Here are four ways to incorporate the practice grounding into your daily life.
Like tiny green shoots, we emerge from the dark period of winter and return to the budding of new life in spring. As the days become longer, we have the opportunity to restore ourselves physically and energetically. The following sequence incorporates eight (8) poses to wring out any stagnancy from winter to make room for new growth.
To help you shed your “winter coat” and feel your best during the transition from winter to spring, try incorporating these six (6) lifestyle tips into your wellness routine.