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3 Poses for Better Sleep

In Sleep by Janet

I was honored to be featured in this Spry Living article that appeared in nine million issues of the Parade magazine on September 8, 2019. The article was written for the general population. For seniors, I suggest a supine bound-angle pose with the arms spread wide, palms up, and placing blocks, blankets or pillows under the knees so the legs …

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Weight Gain After Menopause

In Menopausal weight gain by Janet

My weight had crept on slowly between 51 and 57 years of age. I knew I was buying larger size dresses, but the full reality of my 33-pound weight gain did not hit until I saw this picture with my sister, Lynn. We were once the same size! Hormonal fluctuations and android fat distribution to the middle of the body …

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Improve Your Brain as You Age

In Meditation by Janet

Are you concerned about cognitive impairment as you get older? Would you spent 20-30 minutes a day to decrease your dementia risk? You have a good reason to be concerned! In people over 65 age-related mild cognitive impairment occurs at a rate of 10-20% with a 2.5-fold risk of developing dementia. For over 35 years medical researchers at Massachusetts General …

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Age Without Limits – Chair Yoga

In Uncategorized by Janet

Lessons from Mother Nature This magnificent Great Egret stood in the front yard of Sunrise Scottsdale Assisted Living as I drove up to teach my Wednesday chair yoga class. I was a few minutes early and was able to sit there an enjoy the bird as it stood still, walked, and looked around. The street traffic and a couple in …

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Age is NOT a Four-Letter Word!

In Uncategorized by Janet

Nadine Kelly, M.D., Janet Rae Humphrey, Amy Kraft, Vanessa Earnst, Susan Schirm – All are Registered Yoga Teachers Age Without Limits was one of two textbooks for The Art and Science of Teaching Chair Yoga – Age to Wellness. Last October, I attended a yoga workshop entitled, “The Art and Science of Chair Yoga – Age to Wellness” tailored for …

Age Without Limits – “Grow Old with Yoga” in May/June 2016 Yoga Digest

In Uncategorized by Janet

“Grow Old with Yoga” in May/June 2016 Yoga Digest tells Janet’s yoga story of recovery from major health problems, her writing this book and more information about yoga for seniors from three of Janet’s teachers.  Go to page 70 in the YogaDigest article in the below link. https://issuu.com/yogadigest/docs/yoga_digest_10_issuu Don’t tell my students in their 80’s and 90’s that they are old.  Elsa, …