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You are the mantra. --His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswati
Yoga for Aging
preparing for the inevitable
No matter what diet or exercise you choose, how you currently feel, and how positive you are, you will get old.
Unfortunately, we live in a culture that hates growing old. In fact, the term "old" has negative connotations. Not so in our cultures, though.
Having seen what aging looks like in my 15 years of hospice service, I use a gentle style of yoga to help maintain those parts of us that are likely to give out: back, balance, breathing deeply, calmness of mind, and so on.
Yoga and Mental Health
Yoga is an excellent grounding force to reconnect with the body and the present
Yoga can directly manipulate the conditions of the body influenced by depression
Yoga can convert the energy of anxiety into a more productive component
Gentle yoga provides hope to many who struggle with chronic back pain
Why wait for the studio?
Yoga on the Streets
Yoga often forgets to consider the work in "the field." Pulling, pushing, twisting, jerking, and climbing are just a few things we must do in the yard or while working outdoors. How to do it without hurting our backs is a challenge we must meet as we get older.
I begin with 10 minutes of asanas to losing the stiffness acquired overnight and to create movement in my digestive track.
During the day, I accompany certain sets of asanas with pranayama.
Early evening, I throw in a few more moves before leading into meditation and visualization work.
Trip to India
when the pandemic is over
I plan to take a group to Rishikesh, India to learn from some of the best qualified teachers.
If interested, let me know...
Yamas & Niyamas
Yoga isn't just about poses. It's about developing a kind awareness to body and mind. To do this involves personal virtue.