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Why You might have Tight Hamstrings and Low Back Pain

“That makes sense!” is what I often hear echoed when I share how our anatomy maps into our pain.  I am on a mission to help people feel better in their bodies. Sure, by the time we are 50 years…
May 19th, 2017

Your Strong and Weak Sides – Yoga Tips for Chronic Tension

“Muscles hold bones in place” is a common mantra I find myself sharing with my Yoga students. When there is misalignment of bones, there are usually tight, contracted (locked short) muscles winning the battle over over-stretched (locked long) musc...
May 04th, 2017

2 Things for Arthritic Knees

Do your joints seem to ache and hurt more when the weather changes?  Is that an old wive’s tale, or is there some legitimacy to this fact?  For those of you who know, I live in San Diego and we…
April 21st, 2017

Are you Rootbound? 5 Daily Movement Reminders

While I was re-potting some of my houseplants this week, I noticed that some of them were so root bound that the poor roots were literally jammed and locked into place.  I could see how this denseness could stunt the…
April 01st, 2017

Yoga for Tech Workers Educational Lecture Video Series with Sherry Zak Morris

If sitting is the new smoking, our high tech devices are not helping matters. More and more people are glued to their computers, cell phones or electronic gadgets for hours upon hours. What that means to our Anatomy (yes, Posture!)…
March 27th, 2017

3 Things the Body Loses with Age and How Yoga can Get Them Back

Whenever I am asked to speak about the benefits of Yoga for people over 50… I’m all in! I’ve spoken to people in church halls, conference rooms, parking lots, health fairs, hospitals, corporations and lots of places around my community.…...
March 05th, 2017

The Simplicity of a Good Stretch

The older I get, the more I feel the need to stretch. And I mean a big long deliberate stretch from one end of a limb to the other. Aging can bring with it tight muscles, stiff joints, dry skin and…
February 20th, 2017

Low Back Pain Study Astounds

If you are a Yoga Teacher or a lover of Yoga…. you probably were celebrating this week when the American College of Physicians published groundbreaking clinical guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain. The paper,  Noninvasive Treatments for A...
February 20th, 2017

Balance and Coordination equal Brain Power

I love it when people send me news articles, video links or share an interesting tidbit about health, wellness, exercise, and especially anything about Yoga and Aging. Those are the topics that spark my interest because I am keen to…
February 07th, 2017

Bone Strength: How Yoga Builds It!

As a Chair Yoga Teacher, I hear a lot of stories from my students about their health. One of the topics I love the most are the “near fall” stories. You know the ones where you almost trip, but catch…
January 20th, 2017

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