You Can Improve Your Balance—Through Failure!

By Janet Hennard. Which is better — maintaining your balance in a standing yoga pose or falling out of it? Silly question, right? But the truth is, mindfully trying to get back into a pose after falling out is one important way to build neural connections that strengthen brain-muscle communication. In other words, re-trying the

Discover Why Savasana is the Most Challenging Yoga Pose

By Janet Hennard ~ What is the most difficult yoga posture, according to yoga experts? Is it one of those deep backbends, or a powerful twist? Perhaps it’s a core-challenging balance pose, or maybe a deep hip opener? Actually, it is savasana or corpse pose. You lie on your back in stillness (like a dead

Yoga For Life: The Power of Mindful Breathing!!

By Janet Hennard. Mindful breathing. It is so fundamental to yoga that you will most likely spend a few minutes practicing it at the beginning or end of each class. Your teacher will remind you to be aware of your breath while holding a pose, and when moving from one pose to another. In yoga,

YOGA FOR LIFE: Yes, It’s Anti-Aging!

“The idea is to die young… as late as possible.” ~Anthropologist Ashley Montagu We can’t change our chronological age, but we can definitely slow down some age-related events. Yoga’s astonishing ability to moderate and even reverse the pace of aging is proven through multiple clinical studies. Several studies have shown that a yoga- and meditation-based

Total Mind and Body Release

What if your yoga class went like this. You enter a softly lit room and find your place on a mat, perhaps near the glow of strategically placed candles. Yoga props appear — a bolster for each person, along with blankets, pillows and blocks. For the next hour or so your teacher guides you through

Benefits for Mind and Body

You’ve probably heard that yoga is increasing in popularity among people 50+, and for good reason! Besides increased flexibility and strength there’s much more: Improved Sleep As we age, certain biological changes can make a good night’s sleep more problematic. This may include changes in the body’s circadian rhythm, the 24-hour internal clock regulating sleep

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