Category Archives: Balance

Warrior One/ Video Eight

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: Can’t hear this audio? Download VLC Media Player here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/  or use Quicktime:  https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime-windows TEXT: In this video, we’re going to do three… Read More »

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: Can’t hear… Read More »

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.… Read More »

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… Read More »

Decompression Breathing with Lunge

BOOMERBLOG July 2016 Summer is in full swing and we remind you this week of the importance of taking time out for self-care. Have you tried the Decompression Breathing yet? This week, Amy teaches us a variation she uses,  incorporating Lunges into her routine.  But first, a mention of the upcoming trainings we have available.… Read More »

Five Tips for a Great Power Posture

No matter what your age, these tips can help you to feel more aligned and balanced. “Power” gives you more vitality and resilience. When you are physically aligned: standing, sitting, walking, working—even lying in bed—you feel more stable and stronger—more powerful, especially when you integrate your breathing techniques and meditation. • Feet parallel and hip… Read More »

A Skillful Therapist and her Client: Part 2

We continue our series on incorporating relationship, science  and BoomerPlus® “Wellness by Design” into therapy and fitness for lasting results. Background from “A Skillful Therapist and her Client, Part 1“: My client, a talented filmmaker, had been to many top medical facilities in the United States and Western Europe. She had been diagnosed with several… Read More »

Air Travel Fitness

Many of my students and clients have asked me for postural alignment tips when traveling by plane. Of course, my first suggestion is to be cognizant of what you are wearing and carrying. I always carry a sweater or shawl so I am not frigid if the plane is over-air conditioned. I carry a large… Read More »

A Skillful Specialist and Her Client: Relationship

My client, a talented filmmaker, had been to many top medical facilities in the United States and Western Europe. She had been diagnosed with several major Issues. Up until I met her 1 1/2 months ago, for almost 2 years, she traveled around her home in a scooter, usually in chronic pain and miserable. Before… Read More »

Sustaining Your Passion for Teaching

By Amy Kraft Recently, I received several emails from students asking me how I am able to sustain my passion and energetic enthusiasm for teaching therapeutic yoga. My response is “I absolutely love to see my clients’ brighter faces, and stronger breath—in other words, there is a sustained vitality within that is manifest by their… Read More »