Friday, May 22, 2015

Trikonasana aka Triangle Pose



This posture is called Trikonasana or Triangle pose. Start with your feet about 3-4 feet apart with your legs straight but not locked. Turn your right toes towards the right wall and the left toes slightly inward. Lift your arms to shoulder height parallel to the floor with the palms facing down. Reach your upper body to the right as your hips move slightly to the left. Do not over do this movement. Cartwheel your right arm down to your shin or block. Please keep in mind that most people who reach to the floor are moving their bodies out of correct alignment. Lift your left arm towards the sky in line with your right arm. The arms are stretching away from each other and the head turns up if your balance allows. If not, look down. Hold for 4-5 breaths. Repeat on the other side.

This pose helps the flexibility of the spine. It can also stretch the shoulders, help with neck pain, lower back pain. It also strengthens your legs, ankles and abdominals.

If you are just beginning your practice or have issues with balance do this posture against a wall for support and proper alignment.

Happy triangling. Much love!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Are You Too Old For Yoga?

You are never too old to start a yoga practice. In fact it makes aging easier and less painful. The link below features 6 postures that I include in most of my classes. Please click on the link and enjoy these postures. If you have any questions, please contact me through this website or using the contact me information. Much love and light!

http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/yoga-for-seniors

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Gentle Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight...Seriously

Gentle Yoga can help you lose weight not only by moving your body but it can also help you to be more aware of your food choices. Yoga teaches us to be more mindful about making healthier choices in general throughout our day. Click on the link below to learn more about how gentle yoga can help you every day. It's awesome stuff. Check my schedule for class times.

http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/surprising-way-gentle-yoga-can-help-you-lose-serious-weight

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Get Happier As You Grow Older

Below is a link to an article that offers a few tips on becoming happier as you grow older. We are all traveling down the same road (I don't know anyone getting younger) so consider some of these things to increase your peace of mind as each day passes. Much love to you all.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18111/how-to-get-happier-as-you-get-older-infographic.html

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Yoga Helps Older Adults Battle Depression and Anxiety

We all have bouts of depression and/or anxiety at one point or another in our lives. As we age these feelings can become more intense. Yoga and meditation are slow and gentle ways of helping us to get through these tough times.

Click on the link below to find out more about how this ancient practice can help us through the aging process. Please feel free to share this link with anyone you know that might be in need of some relief from mental stress. Much love from me to you and yours.

http://time.com/3834499/yoga-elderly-depression/?xid=fbshare

Friday, April 24, 2015

Chair Yoga Or Not


Did you know that yoga can be done sitting in a chair? This is a wonderful thing for people who are stuck behind a desk all day or are unable to find their way down to the floor for mat yoga. The benefits of this ancient practice are the same whether you are sitting, standing or lying down. You can gain strength, you can get a wonderful stretch, you can gain flexibility and these are just the physical aspects of the practice. The mental benefits are amazing as well. Yoga can teach you focus and mindfulness. It can help with concentration and it also teaches us to quiet the constant chatter of the mind. For seniors, yoga can assist with some of the stresses of aging and can help us to grow older with grace and gratitude. Yoga is for EVERYONE!!! :)



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Benefits of Yoga

Here are just a few benefits of practicing yoga. Not only are there physical benefits but there are many mental benefits as well. Come and practice gentle yoga with me. You will love it. Namaste!