Half-Monkey Pose

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Family Guide, Fitness, Health, Publications

Half Monkey pose stretches and strengthens the hamstrings, hips, lower back, and calves. It also tones the leg muscles and increases blood circulation in the hamstrings and hips. FamilyGuide Begin in downward-facing dog (by making an […]

Dolphin Pose

August 3, 2016 · Posted In: Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

Dolphin pose strengthens the arms and shoulders, tones the abdomen, stretches the hamstrings, and reverses blood flow. 1. Begin on hands and knees. Place your knees directly below your hips, and your wrists directly under […]

Doug Strain

June 23, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Fitness, Health, Publications

Nestled in the leafy upper levels of the Old Market Passageway, tucked in the conjoining rooms of a former yoga studio, you’ll find the cozy abode of Aether & Epsom, a massage therapy studio and […]

One-Legged Pigeon Pose

December 21, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

Editor’s note:  Rachel is on maternity leave, spending time with young Nova Joy.  While she is gone, we are happy to bring you this yoga pose by Lindsay Lee. I always joke with my students […]

Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend

November 3, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

The Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend stretches the hamstrings and inner thighs, tones and strengthens the spine, opens the hips, and stimulates the abdominal muscles, all while relaxing the mind. Sit upright and separate the […]

Triangle Pose

October 5, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications, Uncategorized

The Triangle pose stretches and strengthens the thighs and ankles, stretches the hamstrings, hips, spine, and chest, relieves backache (especially during pregnancy—I’m photographed here as I entered my third trimester), and helps to keep stress […]

Half Camel

September 4, 2015 · Posted In: Family, Fitness, Health

This article appears in the Sept. 2015 issue of Her Family. The Half Camel stretches the front of the body, strengthens the back, stimulates abdomen and neck organs, and fights fatigue, anxiety, and backaches. Kneel […]

Yoga: Half Moon

August 31, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

This article appears in Her Family August 2015. The Half Moon strengthens the abdomen, legs, ankles, and hips. It also improves balance and coordination, fights fatigue, and helps alleviate menstrual pains. Position legs about 3 […]

Pickleball

July 16, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health, Publications, Retirement

This article published in July/August 2015 60-Plus. It’s played on a badminton-size court, but with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. The paddles look like a hybrid of racquetball racquets and table […]

Safe Summer Swimming

July 6, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

This article appears in Her Family July 2015. Summer means swimming, and it takes a few precautions for parents to ensure the activity is safe and healthy, says pediatrician Melissa “Dr. Mel” St. Germain of […]


 
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