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How To Keep Your Low Back Safe In Forward Folds

Keeping a healthy low back is key to living pain free, retaining overall strength and aging gracefully. You begin by finding optimal alignment—that free and open posture you were born with—then doing what you can to maintain and strengthen that blueprint over the course of your life. 848 more words


Grace, Guts & Spirit

Her hamstrings reached out over the ground, grateful for the cool sensation of an earthen surface. Heels pressing down into the dampness of leaves and fallow land as her back body lengthened. 61 more words

Humanly Ambitions

Paschimottanasana- Seated forward bend

“Let’s humble your body…”

Paschmottanasana is probably the most well recognized forward bending pose in yoga practice. Not only forward bend is a great way to loosen and stretch your back and legs, but also a perfect way to release your ego, stubbornness and to humble your mind. 454 more words


Restorative Activity

I didn’t do anything physical Wednesday, the day we returned from New York. The travel took all day and my foot was just not cooperating. The pain from my gout was manageable but the swelling made wearing shoes difficult. 496 more words

Things I Do

Perform Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)

Some of the postures that appear to be simple actually require a lot of practice to master.  Take for instance, Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend), this deceptively easy-looking asana may take a while… 408 more words


Sleep is the New Healthy Diet

I love to sleep. When my head hits the pillow at night I am often prone to letting out a big sigh. I have always been a big proponent of getting enough sleep and probably much to my kids’ and husband’s chagrin have been quite strict about bedtimes.   391 more words

Breath Work

Perfect Sleep Sequence

While many experienced yogis and yoginis promote the use of such inverted poses as shoulder stand and headstand to help promote a better night’s sleep, I believe that there are gentler options that all of us can use to wind-down at the end of a busy day. 877 more words

Breath Work