The Dreaded ‘D’ Word

The Dreaded ‘D’ Word

  Let’s not talk about the ‘D’ word When I was growing up, it was the ‘C’ word that was unspeakable. Thankfully, we can now call cancer by its name. Those who are afflicted with cancer don’t have to be ashamed any more of having a...
Yoga Teachers Don’t Get Sick….

Yoga Teachers Don’t Get Sick….

  … except when they do. Lurgy Time* I’ve been suffering from a nasty cold/cough for three weeks now. Finally and at last, I’m on antibiotics, and I’m quietly hopeful. I’ve been up and down. I thought I was getting better and then crash-kaboom! That has...
Yoga And Your Hip Replacement Surgery

Yoga And Your Hip Replacement Surgery

‘Anticipating’ hip replacement surgery  Hip replacement surgery is a daunting prospect for anyone. Fortunately, the first suggestion of the surgical option usually comes well in advance of the need for the actual operation. You have time to get used to the...
Yoga and Surgery: Good Companions

Yoga and Surgery: Good Companions

The All-Clear Five years ago today, I was a patient at Hunters Hill Private Hospital in rehabilitation after double hip replacement surgery. I’ll give a little time to let that sink in. Yes, two hips at the same time. I had bi-lateral surgery, a 3.5 hour...
Old Age: What’s the Big Deal?

Old Age: What’s the Big Deal?

In the lead-up to my 70th birthday in December, I’ve been playing with the idea of declaring myself old. This is my way of getting used to the idea. After all, at some point I have to own my age, and ‘old’ is just a word, isn’t it? I know there...
Yoga is Perfect for Seniors

Yoga is Perfect for Seniors

via Pinterest I admire older individuals who put aside their fears and considerations and come to yoga for the first time. These 50 to 80 year olds are what I call the ‘grey warriors’. By joining a class at this late stage, they are setting off on the...