Category Archives: Balance

Regaining my Fitness Post Op: Part 12

This week completes my series on regaining my fitness during recovery from cervical spine surgery.  Perhaps this program will be helpful for you or someone you know who is recuperating after surgery or illness. These exercises  for recovery and to strengthen the body while inproving range of motion and balance are good for anyone, any… 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 »

My Mother's Yoga Routine at Age 92

By Amy Kraft Seven years ago my Mom, at 85 ½ years young, asked me to teach her several yoga postures to diminish the pain in her lower back. I was quite surprised since I had been urging—no, pushing her—to try these fitness therapies that had transformed my quality of life as well as my… Read More »