My Top Picks
Walking , and especially in Nature
A group of researchers from Stanford University thought the nature effect might have something to do with reducing rumination. Rumination is what happens when you get really sad or hopeless, and you can’t stop thinking about your glumness and what’s causing it. Rumination shows up as increased activity in a brain region called the subgenual prefrontal cortex, a narrow band in the lower part of the brain that regulates negative emotions. If rumination continues for too long unabated, depression and illness can set it.
Nature is the best.... but in the winter I walk and walk and walk in the mall or at the gym. If you can walk, you are so ahead of the game.
There are all kinds of styles and practices. Power Yoga, gentle yoga, chair yoga, restorative yoga. Truly, there is something for everyone.
Here is a video to help you with back discomfort. It will just get you moving a bit. I made it for my sister who was sitting at the computer for too many hours a day.
If you can't find a class in your community, there are tons of videos and lessons on youtube.
On the On Line Courses page here on this web site there is a link to Jai Dev's Lifeforce Academy. There are dozens of yoga classes. You can join for one dollar for a 2 week trial.