Communal Living and Another 15 Minutes of Fame

Communal Living and Another 15 Minutes of Fame

When it comes to community, humans need quantity. We need copious amounts of engagement. When we engage with others, our neurotransmitters light up and a happy ‘cocktail’ of hormones floods our systems. Healthy social interaction boosts our energy, moods,...
Yoga and Age: Do Yoga Practitioners Get Old?

Yoga and Age: Do Yoga Practitioners Get Old?

Inquiring into ‘old-hood’ I wanted to explore the question ‘does yoga helps thwart some of the effects of ageing?’. So I asked my octogenarian friend Collyn Rivers* if he would write a guest post on the topic. Some of you might remember Collyn...
Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

  Insomnia: The Night Prowler There was a time when I slept the sleep of the innocent. That was in the dim distant past. Menopause first threw a spanner in the machine, with its 3-4am wake-ups. Once I was wide awake, too bad, that was it for the night. Man-o-pause...
Mother Love: Let Me Count the Ways

Mother Love: Let Me Count the Ways

My Women’s Group On Mother’s Day, as I write this post, I’m full of happy memories from the reunion that I shared with my women’s group last week. Let me tell you a little about us. Everyone of our group is a mother and some are grandmothers....
Balance and Sustainability: Yoga Helps

Balance and Sustainability: Yoga Helps

  The Beauty of Balance and Sustainability   Balance and sustainability are qualities that we aim for in life and in yoga practice. But, how often and for what periods of time do we manage to maintain these qualities before we begin to feel unbalanced and ragged.   In...
Is There a Fountain of Youth? Yoga and Longevity

Is There a Fountain of Youth? Yoga and Longevity

Fountain of health and happiness There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.      – Sophia Loren When I...
Eveyoga: Yesteryear and Today

Eveyoga: Yesteryear and Today

Celebrate a birthday or two with me Eve yoga is where you’ll find the Yoga Suits Her blog; on January 1st 2016, she will enjoy her sixth birthday.  I want to share with you another birthday. Saturday I turned 71 years old. To celebrate, I thought...
What are Shedders and What do They Do?

What are Shedders and What do They Do?

  Media Darlings For the seventh time this year, and over past years, too, I’ve been featured in the media. Is this because I’m a celebrity yoga teacher? Not at all… Even though one of these media exposures was a full page interview in Focus Magazine...
It’s Never Too Late If You’re a Grey Warrior

It’s Never Too Late If You’re a Grey Warrior

  Late bloomers in yoga are the Grey Warriors A week ago, I had a phone call from a woman who I want to describe as a ‘grey warrior’. She was ringing me to see if she could book in to my general class to do yoga for the first time in her life. I call...
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...