Tag Archives: Senior Health

Legs Up Wall/ Video Seventeen

Summer of Wellness, Video Seventeen Legs Up Wall   Audio: 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: This next exercise is called “Legs up the Wall”. It’s very, very relaxing and works as an inversion so there’s no need to do a headstand or hand stand. You… Read More »

Leg Spasms/ Video Thirteen

Summer of Wellness, Video Thirteen Leg Spasms This exercise is great for alleviating leg spasms! Audio: 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: This exercise is great for eliminating, diminishing leg spasms. Most important is aligning the feet against the wall and breathing into the spasm, especially… 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 »

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 »