Yoga for healthy aging is a way of life to facilitate feeling your best at any age. In today’s episode Dr. Baxter Bell walks us through what it means to age well through the use of yoga practices.
Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP is a certified yoga therapist and medical acupuncturist. He is co-author of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging. Baxter is on faculty for several Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy programs around the country, and serves on the board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He teaches public and specialty Back Care yoga classes in Oakland and Berkeley, California, as well as workshops and retreats around the country and internationally.
[1:59] Baxter introduces Yoga for Healthy Aging
“I like to say that yoga for healthy aging is a whole philosophy and toolkit that actually can serve us at whatever age we decide that we want to age well.”
[5:50] Baxter shares a student success
[8:47] How yoga and yoga therapy help with aging
[11:28] Research to support yoga for healthy aging
[16:48] How people find and keep yoga practices
[20:47] Misconceptions about yoga
[27:57] The importance of further yoga training
“I want to have new, fresh information that I can tap into stuff that does have a little bit of excitement around it, because then I continue to grow as a teacher and my students get to see that wow, learning never ends even for my teacher.”
[37:45] Baxter talks about his inspiration for writing Yoga for Healthy Aging QZa
Connect with Baxter:
Dr. Timothy McCall
Affiliate Link for Principles and Practices of Yoga in Healthcare
Affiliate Link Yoga for Healthy Aging book
Accessible Yoga Podcast Episode with Jivana Heyman
Compassion, Pelvic Health, and Pain Care odcast Episode with Shelly Prosko
Upcoming Events with Baxter:
March 19-21, 2021
Yoga for Healthy Aging: What a Difference a Year Makes!
Weekend Workshop, Live Streaming
Hosted by Sun & Moon Studio, Arlington, VA
April 16th-18th, 2021 Yoga for Healthy Aging 2.0 with Baxter Bell, Melina Meza and Erin Collins 15 hour immersion- Register: https://www.melinameza.com/product/yoga-for-healthy-aging-2-0/ Other avenues to find Baxter:
Nest Yoga Oakland-https://www.nest-yoga.com
Mountain Yoga Oakland- https://www.m-yoga.org
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Music: The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.