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Chair Yoga
For those of us with limited mobility, yoga on a floor mat can seem like an activity that we're better off skipping. But in this fun exercise session, you'll discover how you can still perform basic yoga routines to work your whole body--all from the ease and accessibility of a…
Yoga for Obesity
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga gently tones and shapes the body, improves posture and flexibility, and contributes to a feeling of well being. When practiced as part of a daily yoga routine of breathing exercises, meditation and poses, these asanas bring about a feeling of calm and address the basic problem associated with Obesity.
Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
If we don't like what we see in the mirror, we tend to think, "Wow, I really need to lose some weight!" But the truth is you might not need to lose weight. What you really need to do is lose fat and gain muscle. That change will make you…
Carbohydrates: Composition, Storage, and Use
While the breakdown of carbohydrates provides the energy needed for all human functions, excess carbs can significantly disrupt good health. Exploring the complex relationship between carbs and the hormone insulin, you'll learn which carbs are best eaten at certain times of the day based on your individual total nutrition and…
Western Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Explore the roots of hatha yoga, the form of yoga widely practiced in the West. Focus on the three principles of hatha yoga - breath exercises, physical postures (called asanas), and meditation - which promote a healthy mind and body. Get started with some simple yoga exercises.
Katrina Fitness Presents... Ease Into Pilates
Pilates, a form of training that focuses on using multiple muscles simultaneously, was first introduced in the early 1900s by Joseph H. Pilates. Today it the latest craze in fitness. A more efficient and balanced workout, Pilates teaches you to use your own body weight for resistance and realize amazing…
Yoga for a Healthy Heart
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Yoga can lead to a healthier heart by providing a transition from a more sedentary lifestyle to a more active one. Trace the steps that will help you gradually build your yoga practice. Learn two new breathing exercises together with asanas that include warrior 1, knee-to-chest, and bridge.
It’s Not Just Physical—Mindful Fitness
Mindful fitness is an important part of aging healthfully and involves exercises that cultivate unity between your mind and your body. Among the many exercises you learn about here are basic yoga, tai chi, martial arts, and meditation--all of which combine physical exercise with deliberate breathing and mental training.
Yoga Begins with the Breath
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
The tension we accumulate every day tightens the muscles in the upper body, making it hard to breathe. Practice a mini yoga class that highlights mindful breathing to relieve this stress. Then add three new asanas to your yoga routine: warrior 2, bound angle, and downward facing dog.
Core Strength and Balance
Maintaining core strength and balance is essential for maintaining our physical independence as we age. In this session, focus on a series of yoga and Pilates exercises--performed both in a chair and on the floor--designed to improve your posture and strengthen the muscles in your core and back.
Everyday Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Draw on the poses and routines presented in the course to develop a personalized yoga routine that will work for you in the everyday realities of 21st-century life. Keep sight of three principles: Breathe deliberately, move in non-habitual ways, and pursue mindful awareness.
Self-Care Fundamentals
Explore the fundamentals of self-care, which involves choosing behaviors that help balance the stress of modern life. As you look at sleep, nutrition, mental exercise, and stress management, you'll learn ways to promote self-care in your life through incorporating pre-sleep rituals, strengthening your long-term memory with puzzles, and more.