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Structural Prana and Svaroopa® Yoga

“Have you ever thought about the energy that returns your spine to neutral? It’s not something you control with your muscles… The real yoga is just getting out of your own way.” (Leslie Kaminoff)

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“There is something about the way we are put together that inherently wants to hold us up. …when we’re trying to find our support, what we’re really looking for are all the things we are doing to get in the way of this — to get in the way of what’s already present in the system.

And it runs a little bit counter to how we’re accustomed to accomplishing things, which is if I just try harder or work better or learn more about posture or alignment … and bring that into the system then I’ll hold myself up better. Well, quite often all our attempts in that direction is exactly the thing that is getting in the way.

It’s releasing tension that allows these deeper forces of support to show up. And that’s really inherent in the teachings of yoga.”

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Bone-Building Workout

 Bone-Building Workout
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 08:21:12 -0500

Source: HealthDay – Video

For older women, the same activities that strengthen muscles can also strengthen bones.

A new study from Scottish researchers provides compelling support that postmenopausal women should get the right kinds of exercise for their bone health.

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New Advice on Preventing Falls


The New Old Age: New Advice on Preventing Falls
Published: February 17, 2011

For the first time since 2001, the American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatrics Society have updated their guidelines for preventing falls in older people. The update includes two notable changes: One recommends tai chi — the meditative, slow-motion Chinese exercise — as an effective way to prevent falls, while another suggests that doctors review medication use by all elderly patients, with an eye toward reducing use of those drugs that increase the risk of falling.

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