Women's Health Advice

  • Lend A Hand Me Rejoice!
    20 Sep 2018

    Lend A Hand Me Rejoice!

    by NinaTomorrow is the 7th anniversary of the Yoga for Healthy Aging blog. Whoa, it's actually hard for me to believe it. When I started the blog seven years
  • Friday Q&a: Can You Straighten Your Backbone?
    21 Sep 2018

    Friday Q&a: Can You Straighten Your Backbone?

    Q: I have a question regarding the spine. In my yoga class, the teacher often tells us to "keep a tall spine" or "Keep your spine straight". I can understand
  • What's Up To Date Yoga?
    26 Sep 2018

    What's Up To Date Yoga?

    by NinaTaro Fields by Heidi Santschi of Heidi Santschi Garden DesignLately I’ve been writing a lot about the original meaning of yoga (see Spiritual
  • All Approximately Your Shoulders
    28 Sep 2018

    All Approximately Your Shoulders

    by NinaYour shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) is a ball and socket joint. This joint attaches both to your ball of your arm bone (head of the humerus) and
  • My New Favourite Pose
    03 Oct 2018

    My New Favourite Pose

    by NinaWhen you really tune into your body, you may notice that certain areas are particularly tight or restricted, maybe even so much so that they’re
  • What's An Complex Yoga Apply? (rerun)
    05 Oct 2018

    What's An Complex Yoga Apply? (rerun)

    by NinaYear-Old Snow and New Snow by Philip AmdalA number of years ago, I encouraged a close friend of mine, M, to join me in taking Rodney Yee’s advanced
All Concerning The Sanskrit Names Of Yoga Poses

All Concerning The Sanskrit Names Of Yoga Poses

by NinaI’ve heard so many complaints over the years from both yoga teachers and yoga practitioners that learning the Sanskrit names of poses is just too difficult! I understand how at first it can... read more
All Approximately Your Hip Joints

All Approximately Your Hip Joints

Most of us think about our “hips” as the entire pelvic area—front, back, and sides. For example, when we take our hip measurements to determine our pants size, we put the tape measure all... read more
Video of the Week: Crocodile Twist

Video of the Week: Crocodile Twist

This version of the Crocodile twist begins with a dynamic practice that you do hands free to increase the work of your core muscles as you twist and unwind. You will then hold the pose statically,... read more
Which Method Will Have To Your Shoulder Blades Pass? (rerun)

Which Method Will Have To Your Shoulder Blades Pass? (rerun)

by BaxterLet’s talk about the shoulder blades today. Recently, while evaluating my newest batch of teacher trainees during their teaching intensive, I was surprised to hear the instructions to... read more
Flat Ft: Can Yoga Lend A Hand?

Flat Ft: Can Yoga Lend A Hand?

by RamWalking Woman by Martiros SarianA year ago, an individual I will call Maria to protect her privacy sent me a mail asking if I could suggest a suitable Ayurvedic intervention program to correct... read more
Video of the Week: Brahma Mudra

Video of the Week: Brahma Mudra

This version of Brahma mudra is a practice that includes both sound and movements of your head and neck. Practicing this mudra has practical benefits for the health of your upper back, neck, and... read more
Basis And Extension In Your Yoga Poses

Basis And Extension In Your Yoga Poses

by Nina"Watch your base; be attentive to the portion nearest the floor." — BKS IyengarBecause Baxter will be discussing axial extension of the spine (aka creating your inner lift) tomorrow, I... read more
Satisfied Anniversary! Seven Years Of Yoga For Wholesome Growing Older

Satisfied Anniversary! Seven Years Of Yoga For Wholesome Growing Older

by NinaBy Wayne Thiebaud*Today’s our seventh anniversary! And when this time of year comes around, I can’t help but reflect on everything that happened here during the year. So here’s the basic... read more
Video of the Week: Reclined Lunge Pose

Video of the Week: Reclined Lunge Pose

This reclined (upside down) version of Lunge pose is a great warm up for the classic version and is also good alternative for the classic pose if you are unable stand or take a hands and knees... read more
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