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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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6 Tips For Improving Balance and Preventing Falls

6 Tips For Improving Balance and Preventing Falls

Falls are no laughing matter, especially if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis. About 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will suffer at least one osteoporotic fracture. Here are six (6) tips to help you balance better.

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Diaphragmatic Breathing for Healthy Aging

Diaphragmatic Breathing for Healthy Aging

Using the shoulders, upper chest, neck and back muscles to inhale creates a shallow and rapid chest breathing pattern. Instead, to breath deeply and fully, we need to use our main breathing muscle, the diaphragm, to engage in belly or diaphragmatic breathing.

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Yoga Fundamentals: The Eight-Limbed Path

Yoga Fundamentals: The Eight-Limbed Path

The true purpose of yoga was never about contorting your body into a pretzel-like pose or wearing expensive workout clothes. More than a form of physical exercise, yoga is a systematic practice of breathing control, positive thinking, relaxation, and meditation aimed at ensuring harmony of mind, body, and environment.

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