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Sweet Slumber: Yoga for Better Sleep

by Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, CYT When sleep escapes you and fatigue is your daytime companion, it’s time to evaluate what action you can take to improve sleep. Your yoga toolbox has many tools but you need to know which ones to apply to your situation. The roots of sleeplessness may be related to […]

Yoga for Upper Back Pain

Yoga for Upper Back Pain by Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, CYT The skeleton is an amazing chassis, the support structure for movement and a protector of our internal organs and glands.  Just like a car chassis, we may start out with our own unique skeletal attributes and over the years add wear and tear.  […]

Yoga for Healthy Aging – Body, Mind and Mood

by Mary Hilliker, RD, RYT 500 Are you interested in better balance, improved reaction time, sound memory, and emotional calmness?   Through body-mind practices such as yoga, we strengthen all of these aspects of a healthy aging brain. The physical practice of yoga, known as asana, helps strengthen muscles that are weak (remember, we lose muscle […]

Yoga for Boomers and Beyond

by Mary Hilliker, RD, RYT 500, Certified Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist If yoga makes you think of pretzel poses, think again.  Yoga that is adapted for boomers and beyond offers many tools for optimal health.  It is a science that promotes physical fitness, physiological and emotional/mental health through yoga postures, breathing practices, deep relaxation, […]