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.
Yoga with a chair
Flexibility and Mobility: Why They Matter As We Age
People often come to a yoga class because they want more flexibility. Although flexibility is one of its many benefits, yoga also provides greater mobility which is important, especially as we age. What’s the difference between flexibility & mobility? Is one more important than the other? Read on to find out.
Getting Your ZZZs: The Brain, Sleep and Yoga
March typically comes in like a lion, but it also marks the shift back to Daylight Savings Time. While most of us can handle the weather, time change on the other hand (and I think I speak for the majority of us) makes us grumpy. Try this four pose yoga sequence to help you get a good night’s sleep.
Sustain Your Brain with Meditation
Attending the funeral of a dear older friend, I...
Yoga Snack: Happy Hips
Yoga Snack: Seated Practice for Travelers
Yoga Snack: Sitting Break
Dementia and Alzheimer’s: How Yoga Can Help
Watching the slow decline of someone with dementia is heartbreaking. While there is no cure, yoga and meditation are valuable tools for treating individuals diagnosed with dementia as well as reducing your risk for developing this disease.
In a fast-paced world, there is value to slowing down and enjoying the scenery. The same is true of our yoga practice.
Yoga and Our Aging Brains
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.