Tag Archives: Senior Health

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 »

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… 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 »

Do Yoga Therapeutics Benefit the Immune System?

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 »

October 2014 Updates

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 »

Sitting May be Hazardous to Your Health

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 »

Flu Fighters

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.