Warrior One/ Video Eight

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Summer of Wellness, Video Eight
Warrior One

Join Amy Kraft as she teaches three poses for range of motion, flexibility and strength. All three use the wall for additional support.

Amy’s Intro:

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TEXT:
In this video, we’re going to do three wonderful poses. They are excellent for almost the whole entire body. The first is Warrior One on the wall and I like to use my fingertips on the wall. I feel much more muscular and can get a greater range of motion. The second is a Lunge at the wall, so it’s very much like Warrior One at the wall except I’m lifting the back heel. And the third is I’m going to be with my side to the wall and either be in Warrior One or a Lunge Pose and this is for the range of motion of the arm which traces completely along the wall
as much as you can do. So you’ll have wonderful range of motion, flexibility and muscular strength in these three poses. Enjoy!

The Video:

 

 

Two Chair Poses/ Video Seven

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Summer of Wellness, Video Seven
Two Chair Poses

This week Amy leads us through two chair poses- first,  to tone and strengthen our quadriceps and abs and then a second version to release tension and/or spasms in the lumbar(lower) spine. Having a strong core is essential to stability but back pain isn’t fun at all and Amy addresses both in this short video.

Amy’s Intro to these Two Chair Poses:

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TEXT:
Hi- In this video we’re going to do two versions of chair pose. In the first chair pose where our spine is against the wall with a nice curve in the lower spine, the lumbar spine and we’ll really work on the quads. This is mainly strengthening the quads, engaging the belly, lengthening the torso, making sure our feet are parallel, hip distance apart, of course. And then in the second chair pose, we’re really concentrating on releasing the lower back, releasing any discomfort or spasm in the lumbar. And in this pose we’re pushing or placing our lumbar right against the wall and breathing very, very strongly in and out, using the engagement, the contraction in the lower belly. Enjoy!

The Video

 

Stretch and Lengthen-Spider/ Video Six

Summer of Wellness, Video Six
Stretch and Strengthen- Spider

A healthy spine is essential for flexibility and living back pain pain free. Amy leads us on a really good stretch of the spine, arms and torso. Get the kinks out with this refreshing yoga-based exercise. Fun to do with the kids/grandkids!

Amy’s Intro:

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TEXT:
Hi! In this video we’re going to feel so good facing the wall, walking up the wall with our fingertips stretching our spine, even stretching the legs, our torso, our fingertips…oh, it feels so good! Enjoy!

The Video

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Goddess Pose/ Video Five

Summer of Wellness, Video Five
Goddess Pose

Get strong, sexy summer legs with this version of Goddess Pose that utilizes the wall for extra support. Amy leads you through this video on how to get a stronger lower body and improve your look this summer.

Amy’s Intro:

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TEXT:
Hi! In this video we’re going to do Goddess Pose. Even if you’re a man it’s still called Goddess Pose, I guess. But it’s a wonderful exercise, particularly for the inner thighs, the ADductors as well as the feet and the ankles, the calves, the knees and particularly we want to have the knee alignment between the second and third toe. And of course, always engage the lower belly. Enjoy! -Amy Kraft

The Video

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Wall Pushups/ Video Four

Summer of Wellness, Video Four:
Wall Pushups

Wall pushups are a great way to stretch and strengthen the arms and upper body. You can do this exercise anywhere you have wall space- in airports, rest areas, hotels- anywhere! Great for overcoming travel fatigue. Give it a try- you’ll be glad you did!

Amy’s Intro:

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TEXT:
Hi! In this video we’re going to do pushups on the wall. This exercise is great for the upper body, the upper back and your arms, hands and wrists and I use the fingertips on the wall to strengthen the fingers as well. So stand nice and tall, feet parallel and feet hip distance apart, facing the wall. Inhale…torso nice and long and exhale, bend your elbows towards the wall. Inhale back to neutral and exhale. Enjoy!

The Video

Alternate Nose Breath/ Video Three

Summer of Wellness, Video Three:
Alternate Nose Breath

Alternate Nose Breath for Balance- With all the hectic summer activity, maintaining overall balance is essential for good health. Learn this simple breathing exercise for balancing body, mind and emotions-and the best time to do it. Practice now with Amy as she leads us through this exercise.

Amy’s Intro:

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TEXT:
Hi! In this video we’re going to do a breathing technique called Alternate Nose Breath and what this breathing technique is excellent for is balance; balancing the physical body, the mental body as well as the emotional body. I do it first thing in the morning- if I get up real early, before sunrise that’s the best time to do any breathing technique but particularly the Alternate Nose Breath. Enjoy!

The Video

 

Mt Sinai Breath/ Video Two

Summer of Wellness, Video Two:
Mt Sinai Breath

Belly fat an issue? Here’s Amy’s teaching of Mt Sinai Breath, a simple, easy and proven belly fat reduction technique that anyone can do. Get in shape for your best summer ever.  In just two weeks you’ll see a noticeable difference but you’ll feel it right away as you begin to tone and build your abdominal muscles.

Amy’s Intro:

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TEXT:
In this video I share with you a wonderful breathing technique that I learned at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York City. It’s called the Mt Sinai Breath. It’s been used with many people, both men and women, losing inches of belly fat just with simple breathing. Inhaling, exhaling, keeping the belly engaged, except for the first inhalation. You do this breath for up to ten minutes, even fifteen minutes per day for three to six weeks and you will lose inches of belly fat. Try it with me. Enjoy!

The Video

 

Breathing for Energy and Relaxation/ Video One

Summer of Wellness, Video One
Breathing for Energy and Relaxation

Join Amy Kraft as she teaches breathing for energy and relaxation- how to quickly energize or relax your body using proven yoga-based techniques. These are simple exercises you can do anywhere, any time to quickly increase your energy levels when you need to, relax and destress when you need to. Just in time to incorporate into your summer wellness routine.

Amy’s Intro:

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TEXT: Here are two simple breathing techniques. The first, you take a longer inhalation for more passion, energy and vitality. The second breathing technique, you take a longer exhalation, breathing out, breathing ALL the air out, before you take your next inhalation and this will calm you and relax you. Inhale for eight counts and exhale for five. More vitality, energy, passion. Inhale for five, exhale for eight …calming, relaxing. Enjoy.

The Video

 

Exciting Announcements- Short Yoga Videos

Hi Everyone-

This is Amy Kraft, creator of BoomerPlus Yoga and Corporate Wellness Matters. I’ve got exciting announcements for you!

New Mantra Page

First, I just put the very mantra I use every day on site which you can listen to and use right here: http://boomerplusyoga.com/mantras/

Short Yoga Video Series

The other this is, we wanted to put together something you can use to improve your quality of life each and every week this summer. So we’ve put together a 17 week program of short videos, about three minutes each, and we’ll release one each week with Yoga-based exercises you can put to use right away, all summer long and beyond. We’ll start with breathing exercises, then a great ab tightener and continue with everything you need to be strong, flexible and energetic all year long. So be sure and check for emails from us!

Mentorship Program

And along with this great resource, I’m announcing my new mentorship program. I’ve created this 8 hour, 1:1 mentorship program in response to the many requests I’ve gotten from students who want to work more in depth with me. You can find out more about this opportunity here: http://boomerplusyoga.com/mentorship-program/

Wellness Roundtable

I’m also now available for consultations on Wellness Roundtable(Click this link)

Let’s get ready for your best summer yet!

-Amy Kraft

Join Me and Patty Barrocas in Florida!

I have looked forward to teaching with Patty Barrocas for 5 years.  Finally our schedules have intertwined for us to facilitate a fabulous weekend together-February 24th and 25th in Miami Florida at the lovely Williams Island Spa.

The details are below.  Please join us for a fun and educational workshop!

 

ALIGN…ENGAGE…HEAL

                    Yoga Therapeutics:  Techniques for Health-Wellbeing/Injuries

1 hour Yoga Practice Each Session

 

Who Benefits; When and Times:

  • Members of Williams Island POA, Inc.: February 24, Saturday-1-4pm
  • Trainers, body workers, teachers:  February 25, Sunday-1-4pm

Components:

  • Spine
  • Auto-immune issues
  • Physical injuries and limitations: feet, knees, hips, hands, shoulders
  • Cancer restorative therapies
  • Healthy practice and techniques for 50+ adults
  • One hour general practice for all ages with our unique methodology for each session

Price and Length:

  • Trainers, body workers, teachers

3 hours—$50

  • Members

3hrs—$50

Location and Registration:

Williams Island POA, Inc.
5300 Island Blvd.
Aventura, FL  33160
Ph: 305-466-3578

If you’re looking for more comprehensive training, join us here in Scottsdale for “Chair Yoga for Seniors and the Health Challenged”, February 15-18, in Scottsdale, AZ.  35 Yoga Alliance CEUs for this intensive class that will prepare you to best serve your most challenging students. You can make a difference in their lives. Learn more at http://boomerplusyoga.com/senior-yoga-pros/