Fountain of Youth

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We love digging through new research on slowing down the aging process, which basically means amplifying what our bodies are made to do - be healthy & vibrant! So we’ve created a monthly dose to explore some of these hot topics to optimize your health & wellness, regardless of your age. In this monthly dose we’ll break down some of the different ways a yoga practice can support healthy aging & youthfulness in our muscles, connective tissue, mitochondria, lungs, brain and so much more. We’ve chosen to focus on research based anti-aging practices which entails more movement based practices this month but don’t forget the obvious restorative practices for the nervous system resilience as well as the fascia health, each covered in more depth in a previous monthly dose. Here’s a few of the topics we cover: autophagy, mitochondria, muscular strength, connective tissue health, telomeres, lung capacity, mobility and more. The classes below will help you bring the information to life in your practice as well as the following weekly wellness lineups: Fountain of Youth 1, Fountain of Youth 2, Fountain of Youth 3 and Fountain of Youth 4.

Read the research referenced throughout this lecture:

Exercise & Autophagy
Exercise Demands Regulate Autophagy
Exercise, Autophagy, & Glucose Regulation
Autophagy in Aging & Neurodegeneration
Exercise, Autophagy & Longevity
Importance of Exercise to Stimulate Mitochondria with Age
Mitochondria & Exercise
Slow Contractions Increase Muscle Strength
Importance of Muscle Time Under Tension
Recovery Period with High Intensity Training
Sleep & Circadian Rhythm for Healthy Collagen
Accelerated Telomere Shortening & Stress
Meditation Effects on Telomeres & Psychological Outcomes
Meditation Linked to Lower Cortisol & Inflammation
Meditation Supports Immune Function
Mindfulness Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Lung Function May Predict Long Life or Early Death
Larger Lungs Equal Higher Chance of Survival in Transplants

Additional resources (YMO classes):

Mitochondrial Fuel
Let. It. Go.
MFR for Youthfulness
Preparation for Sleep
Mid-Back Mobility MFR

Curated By:

Tiffany Cruikshank

Strength & Resilience: Whole-Body

We all know the importance of muscular strength, but its value is not purely for p…

Yoga Conditioning

30 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Yoga Nidra for Deep Sleep

We all know how precious our sleep is, new research even shows the importance of g…

Restorative

20 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Lung Capacity & Longevity

We talk a lot about breath and its effects on the nervous system in yoga but it's …

Pranayama

20 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Mobility for Life

It’s easy to get distracted by a picture that makes you think a given pose should …

Hatha Vinyasa

75 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Strength & Resilience 2: Core, Spine & Hips

This practice is meant to be repeated, with increasing challenge as needed, if it’…

Yoga Conditioning

30 min

Tiffany Cruikshank