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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 »

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 »

New Year, New Skills!

BoomerPlus® training programs for 2015 are off and running- not that Amy Kraft takes a lot of time off from her work anyway. She is a woman in a mission to help people everywhere live healthier lives and from my vantage point, there’s not a minute to lose. My awesome husband and I have found… 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 »

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 »

A Confession

I have been in pain and discomfort for about 5 weeks.  Many of you noticed the lack of blog posts from BoomerPlus®.  Here’s the truth: I just did not feel good!    And this is the confession:  I did not want anyone to know that their teacher was in pain….Oh hubris, you have appeared in living… Read More »

10 Tips For Healthy Living: Free Report

Hi, Karen here. I’m usually pretty quiet, a ‘behind the scenes’ player.  But we’re making some awesome changes and I want to share this with all of you, our subscribers. Here’s a big one: it’s our “Ten Tips for Healthy Living” report. We recently began giving all our newsletter subscribers a  great free report on… Read More »

BOOMERPLUS®Fitness Formula: 7 minutes or less**

Last week I wrote a therapeutic group of postures for you to do upon awakening. This week I humbly give you a short sequence to calm your parasympathetic nervous system so you fall into a restful sleep. Before Sleep: Alignment and Therapy Mt pose and do all * poses Hands & knees in tabletop—Align spine/torso/hands… Read More »

Preparation for Hip Surgery: Part 2

In today’s post, we continue our series on preparation for hip surgerywith the use of therapeutic yoga techniques for faster post-op recovery. In Part 1,we concentrated on the importance of my clients’ medical instructions, the breathing techniques & several postural alignment exercises for the lower extremities of my client s body–especially the feet. Today, in… Read More »