A Strong, Healthy Spine…The Yoga Way!

By Claire Diab and Dennis Boyle

The keys to health and longevity are through healthy spine and peace of mind. When your spine is strong, healthy, and flexible, your mind is calmer and relaxed creating a piece of mind. Come join me in this one-minute video as we move our spine in the six directions:

  1. Forward bend. 
  2. Back bend.
  3. Side bend, right.
  4. Side bend, left.
  5. Turning right.
  6. Turning left.

All it takes is two minutes a day! Please practice in the morning before eating breakfast. By doing so, you will energize and awaken your central nervous system, preparing you for the day ahead.

By performing this right before bed, you will sleep better and you will feel better when you wake up. Enjoy!



Claire Diab is an internationally recognized yoga therapist. She is the director of the Yoga Program for the Chopra Center founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. She is an adjunct professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University. She is the author of several books and DVDs on yoga including “Yoga for Firefighters.”

Dennis Boyle is a retired fire director and acting chief with the West Orange (NJ) Fire Department. He was the recipient of the 1999 New Jersey Deputy Fire Chiefs “Fire Officer of the Year” award.

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