Wellness

Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park
Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park

Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park

  By William Beavers Our Summer in NYC Parks – series continues with the introduction to Brooklyn Bridge Park, a spectacular new public space to explore and enjoy. When you visit a number of New York’s parks, most notably Central and Prospect Parks, you wander through acres of lovely fields and woodlands. But Brooklyn Bridge…
Boomer Yoga: Dangle and Let Go
Boomer Yoga: Dangle and Let Go

Boomer Yoga: Dangle and Let Go

Meet Evelyn in person on July 26th as she conducts a Yin Yoga Workshop at Ishta Yoga on 56 East 11th Street. For more information click here. The other night I was walking down 3rd avenue, going to teach my class at ISHTA, when I passed a young woman talking on her cell phone. I…
In May Visit the Parks
In May Visit the Parks

In May Visit the Parks

By William Beavers Spring is here and with the warmer weather come many ways to enjoy New York’s fabulous parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities. Here are five parks we’ve selected that offer something for everyone—whether it’s a concert or movie, a crafts or language class, or simply beautiful scenery where you can stop to smell…
The Spring Has Sprung, Finally! It’s Time for a Stroll in a Park
The Spring Has Sprung, Finally! It’s Time for a Stroll in a Park

The Spring Has Sprung, Finally! It’s Time for a Stroll in a Park

By William Beavers New York City has scores of lovely parks where you can find something fun, entertaining and healthy to enjoy year round, but the best season is starting right now. April is the perfect time for a stroll through your neighborhood park, or for a visit to one of these six great New York…
Boomer Yoga – Reach to the Sky!
Boomer Yoga – Reach to the Sky!

Boomer Yoga – Reach to the Sky!

Here I am in Mar de Jade, Mexico with my ISHTA family. As I plant my feet firmly into the warm sand I feel a need to lift up to the heavens and say thank you for the glory of nature. My body wants to breathe with the ocean waves and bend and sway with…
Boomer Yoga – Fight Stress with the Butterfly Pose!
Boomer Yoga – Fight Stress with the Butterfly Pose!

Boomer Yoga – Fight Stress with the Butterfly Pose!

It might seem like crazy yoga speak, but according to yoga philosophy, the hips are the body’s junk drawer! The hips are the place in the body where we store emotions we don’t quite know what to do with. Having a painful experience? Just push it into the hips! Frustration? Let’s eliminate that – hips…
Boomer Yoga: Yin Is In!
Boomer Yoga: Yin Is In!

Boomer Yoga: Yin Is In!

I hate to bring this up, but as we get older our inside stuff (fascia) starts to harden and shrink. Unfortunately, this process begins sometime in our 30’s unless we take action to reverse the process. Just a little check list: Is your sacrum (lower back) beginning to flatten? Do your knees say “no” when…
Boomer Yoga: Tree Pose to Find Balance in Your Life
Boomer Yoga: Tree Pose to Find Balance in Your Life

Boomer Yoga: Tree Pose to Find Balance in Your Life

Today’s $64000 question is: How can you find balance in your life? Is anyone like me – struggling to find the perfect balance in our boomer lives? How do you find the balance between work and play; between being productive and indulging yourself; between spending alone time and time with friends and family; between giving…
Boomer Yoga: Reverse Fatigue in Ten Minutes!
Boomer Yoga: Reverse Fatigue in Ten Minutes!

Boomer Yoga: Reverse Fatigue in Ten Minutes!

By Evelyn Abruzzo Long gone are the days when we thought we might actually rest as “boomers.” Rather, the “leisurely” living of today’s boomers is a full-time endeavor and an exhausting one at that! Yes, we theoretically have the time to sleep late, watch TV and read, but the boomers I know are way too…
Boomer Yoga: Your Posture Defines You
Boomer Yoga: Your Posture Defines You

Boomer Yoga: Your Posture Defines You

By Evelyn Abruzzo Namaste and welcome to Boomer Yoga, your path to reversing the aging process! Walking is one of the greatest joys of living in NYC. Today, as you walk in the city begin to notice the posture of those around you. Notice those with rounded shoulders and backs, their heads pointing towards the…