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 »
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… Read More »
In addition to using the breathing tools I teach my clients, I am using Dr. Eric Goodwin’s Supine Decompression Breathing technique. I’d like to share that with you; it’s another option you can use in recovering wellness. I do it as soon as I wake up (after peeing) and before checking my all-present cell phone! … Read More »
2015 is racing to its end. As you look back on your accomplishments for the year, there is a question to ask yourself: Did I serve others at the level I envisioned 12 months ago? Making a resolution to do more for others is common; so why do so many of us fall short of… Read More »
Her simple but powerful request- was borne of great pain. She felt vulnerable, unprotected. She asked me to “help create a safe, warm love place within and around her heart”– And we did! She had been through several emotional separations. Her caregiver could not be away from her teenage children for months at a time,… Read More »
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 »
Do yoga therapeutics benefit the immune system? And if they do, what are some specific postures you can do to increase the circulation of your blood, decrease stress, anxiety and depression, and stimulate the lymphatic system to help the body get rid of toxins? We need optimal immune function to protect the body from the… Read More »
Fall is officially here, and the days are getting shorter. One of the wonderful gifts of the longer nights is regeneration. It’s during sleep when the body’s repair mechanisms are hard at work. Historically, the longer nights meant more sleep, more regeneration. Be mindful of this when tempted to keep the lights on all hours… Read More »
9 March 2014 By Amy Kraft The more you sit and the less physically active you are the more predisposed you are to certain health issues. People who spend more time sitting are more likely to become disabled when compared with people with similar health and exercise habits who sat less, says the Journal of… Read More »
The holidays are over and the flu is making the rounds. It’s getting an early start this year and is a strain of the H1N1 virus- the swine flu. There are quite a few states with widespread outbreaks and the report is that this particular strain is inflicting a lot of misery wherever it goes.
Here are some ideas to help you avoid this season’s unwelcome visitor.