Tag Archives: yoga

Decompression Breathing with Lunge

BOOMERBLOG July 2016 Summer is in full swing and we remind you this week of the importance of taking time out for self-care. Have you tried the Decompression Breathing yet? This week, Amy teaches us a variation she uses,  incorporating Lunges into her routine.  But first, a mention of the upcoming trainings we have available.… 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 »

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 »

Happy Black Friday!

Although historically Black Friday is the day retailers are ‘in the black’, so to speak, for bargain hunters it has more to do with the stress and agony of long lines, crowded stores and even sleep lost to arriving at stores early for the best deals. Here are some tips to help you survive shopping on Black Friday and the rest of the busy holiday season.

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 »

The Big 'E': Emotions

When I am writing and teaching my program, BoomerPlus® Therapy & Yoga Rehab, to educators, health care professionals, body workers and fitness experts, I always emphasize the importance of  looking at the emotional aspects of the physical issue (the Big ‘E’) that is causing discomfort and pain. Do you know there is a strong connection… Read More »

LAUGH & RELAX: Enjoy Extended Puppy pose

How about a relaxing, stress-relieving pose that also lengthens the spine, opens the shoulders & calms the mind?  Extended Puppy Pose: Now, who would not want to try this posture?  Cooling for the hot summer months as well! You may want to prepare for Extended Puppy pose by doing Cow & Cat.  Sounds like I… Read More »