Tag Archives: Senior Health

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 »

Regaining my Fitness Post Op: Part 10

This week is the tenth in my series on regaining my fitness during my 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 are great not just for recovery but to strengthen your body and for greater range… Read More »

Regaining my Fitness Post Op: Part 9

This week is the ninth in my series on regaining my fitness during my 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 are great not just for recovery but to strengthen your body and for greater range… Read More »

Regaining My Fitness- Post Op:Part 5

Regaining My Fitness– Post Op: Part 5 This week is the fifth in my series on regaining my fitness. Today I demonstrate two more of the Postures I am using in my recovery from cervical spine surgery. Perhaps this program will be helpful for you or someone you know who is recuperating after surgery or… Read More »

Regaining My Fitness, Part Four

 Regaining My Fitness- Post Op, Part 4 This week is the fourth in my series on regaining my fitness that I use in my recovery from cervical spine surgery. I’m sharing my routine in the hope it will be helpful for those who are recuperating after surgery or illness.  These exercises are also great for… Read More »

Spring is a Season of Renewal

Spring!  A season of renewal, revitalizing, rebirth…Here in the desert of Arizona, the cacti are blooming and the smells of citrus are intoxicating. After emergency cervical spinal surgery in November, I am grateful, mentally revitalized and physically so much stronger—almost back to my resilient self! I must sing special gratitude to all my friends and… Read More »

Decompression Breathing

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 »

Serve More, Give More, Be More in 2016

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

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 »

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 »