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Yoga tips to stay healthy and well

“40 and falling apart” was the first blog I ever wrote. It claimed that at 40, your body starts telling you what you’ve been doing in your life. Little did I know what 50 was going to bring! At 50, I have to use my yoga practice to support my body, rather than the other way round. Attention to posture has become important, same as upper back and neck care. With this blog, I’d like to give you some tips to be the healthiest version of you. These yoga tips to stay healthy and well will not make you stand on your head or bend like a pretzel. This is yoga for better blood circulation, deeper breathing, better balance and mobility, and less stress. It is yoga that helps you feel more confident and happy. 

New Year’s resolutions for a healthy back

Have you made resolutions to look after your back health this year? Maybe you decided to slouch less, buy an ergonomic chair for your desk, or invest in a back care programme to strengthen your back and core muscles. You may even be considering yoga therapy as a way of looking after your back and general health. The advantage of yoga therapy is that it also offers relaxation and breathing exercises to calm the mind. This is essential, as stress may be the cause as well as the result of back pain. With this blog about New Year’s resolutions for a healthy back I would like to give you an easy, daily routine to improve your spine’s mobility, release tightness, strengthen your abdominal muscles and relieve stress. It’s not the only way, but it’s a good start.

Fun ways to find focus and calm this Christmas

Here we are, after almost two years, still immersed in a pandemic. This second time round over Christmas, it may feel a bit harder to find joyful activities, laugh and have fun. Being healthy, and surrounded by family or friends is our greatest blessing. But as we enter our second Christmas with restrictions, let’s focus on finding pleasure in small things. Without concerts, plays, parties, travel and restaurants, these small pleasures give us a different source of joy. They are also simple and fun ways to find focus and calm.

Morning yoga routine for a healthy back

When faced with a health challenge such as back pain, what you do every day counts, and how you start the day is very important. Starting with a morning yoga routine prepares your back in the best possible way for the day ahead. If you think about it, you already have a morning routine: the way you get out of bed, move to the shower and eat your breakfast all involve movements that may or may not benefit your back. This article will walk you through a morning yoga routine for a healthy back. You can do this practice every day to maintain a pain-free, flexible and strong back. These movements are suitable for general lower back stiffness and mild back pain. Doing the movements in coordination with the breath will also soothe the nervous system and set you up for the day with a calmer and more focused mind.