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What are the Guidelines for Forward Flexion for Seniors?

Have you heard these familiar words of caution? Seniors should not bend No Spinal Flexion for Seniors No Bending for anyone with Osteoporosis Keep the thoracic spine flat to avoid fractures Those with Osteoporosis should NEVER twist! During my Chair Yoga Class this...

Exploring the Temple, Our Bodies Uncovered

Justine Shelton and I spent 5 days with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains and Todd Garcia, Director and Dissection Master of the Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment in Boulder, CO. In those 5 privileged days, we saw more than one could ever expect to see inside the...

Seriously? It worked! Working with your Weakest Link

It's your weakest link that speaks to you first when you are tired, rundown or getting sick. It's that part of your body that maybe had a previous injury, surgery, or is just not quite 100%. You might feel it ache, get tight or tense, or even give way when you are...

When Pondering a Hip Replacement

I share what is happening in my Yoga life with all of you so that we can learn together! And what I learn, I know others could benefit from that knowledge as well. We all grow smarter together when we share! So, I spent 12 days with my parents (now 87 and 88) in Ohio...

Functional Fitness vs. Physical Acrobatic Fitness

"Functional Fitness". This phrase keeps popping up all around me. And I think it is a good one when we talk about teaching to the over 50 Yoga student community. A student handed me an article from our local newspaper entitled "Functional Fitness should be Big for...

When You Sub a Class and Have No Idea what to Expect

I subbed a class yesterday! I got an urgent request to sub an Adaptive Yoga class at our local library and I said "sure". I had no clue what the class was, or who attended, etc, etc. I showed up early for a 10 am start time. As I sat in a chair on the elevated...

Birthday Reflections on turning 63

Today is my 63rd Birthday. Not a milestone of any sort .. bit it still makes me pause and reflect. Back when I was in my 20's and 30's, I'd be thinking 63 was so close to official "retirement" when I could sit around and do nothing all day long! But reality is that...