Can yoga make you smarter?

Can yoga make you smarter?

Many people think of yoga as an activity that helps them become more flexible in their bodies. More recently, yoga practices have been associated with the health benefits of stress reduction, especially as we learn how chronic stress contributes to physical and mental...
The wisdom of warm soup

The wisdom of warm soup

Do you ever want to stay snuggled in your warm bed or hunkered down by a fire on cold, rainy days? Do bright, sunny days inspire you to get outside? Of course the weather and our environment affect how we feel and act. According to ayurveda, an ancient Indian medical...
A key to aging gracefully?

A key to aging gracefully?

Two IAYT-certified yoga therapists, Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson, have just published a paper in the medical journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation detailing the elements of safe yoga practice for seniors. They write that more than a third of the people who...
Never too old: Yoga for healthy aging

Never too old: Yoga for healthy aging

We are always changing, but during our senior years the shifts may become more noticeable to us. Two prevalent physical changes are the loss of muscle mass and the stiffening of our tendons, both of which lead to many functional changes. Although yoga therapy cannot...