Back off! Yoga therapy and scoliosis: Part 2

Back off! Yoga therapy and scoliosis: Part 2

By Gabriella Barnstone During a class I was teaching on scoliosis, one of the students—a vital, stylish woman in her 80s—mentioned that her friend was constantly pestering her about her posture. “Tell her to back off!” I said. Let me explain. This woman was in...
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...
Ancient and modern approaches to whole-person health

Ancient and modern approaches to whole-person health

Has your doctor mentioned whole health to you yet?  The movement toward whole health, or whole-person health, is being led in the United States by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Veterans Administration (VA). Other...
Yoga for people living with dementia

Yoga for people living with dementia

By Robyn Lewis For more than 8 years I have provided group seated yoga practices in residential elder-care and day-respite as well as younger-onset dementia-care settings. Although dementia begins with deterioration of mental functions, the condition has clear effects...