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If you’ve avoided asanas and other activities because of arthritis pain, we have good news. A well-designed yoga program is not only safe for people with arthritis, says new research, but it may also ease symptoms and boost mood. In the study, people with either osteoarthritis in the knee or rheu ... Read more

The yoga posture known as plank pose proves that exertion comes in many forms — not just running distances and pumping iron. Plank pose builds strength and vitality year-round, and, at this time of year, it can serve as an efficient “winter warmer,” says Judi Bar, Cleveland Clinic’s yoga program ... Read more

Tai chi isn’t exactly mainstream in the U.S. — yet! — but the more we study this ancient Chinese practice, the more obvious its benefits become. And that’s especially true as we age. Tai chi is a martial art that involves moving the body in a deliberate, meditative way. With its emphasis on slow ... Read more

Ready to downshift from your active, high-speed summer? Yoga can help you feel centered and grounded as fall approaches. Heart-opening poses like Cobra are especially good at releasing stress and tension that may be bound up in your chest, notes Judi Bar, yoga program manager at the Cleveland Cli ... Read more

Let’s give it up for the “soft power” of tai chi! In our book, anything that relieves pain, improves mood, and leads to a better quality of life deserves a standing ovation. The gentle martial art may be as effective as physical therapy at reducing the pain of knee osteoarthritis (known generally ... Read more

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