Wool Balls: Benefits Abound for Sore or Stiff Hands

Wool Balls: Benefits Abound for Sore or Stiff Hands

This week, I introduced a new agility activity into the Agile Aging class for my local seniors.  Using our Agile Aging hand-crafted felted wool balls, we slowly opened and closed our “Flower Hands” in an exercise that helps soothe and even prevent discomfort from arthritis and circulatory problems.  Afterwards, I checked everybody’s hands – and they were all very warm to the touch.  Wonderful!  You can buy our Wool Balls at our online store. Read more

The Mind’s Eye: Imagery for Wellness

The Mind’s Eye: Imagery for Wellness

You are standing on the warm sands of a beach in Hawaii, looking out over the gentle waves. Underneath your toes you feel the sand, and when you look down, you see that the sand is a beautiful pale green. As you step forward into the small foamy wavelet, your toes leave tiny prints in the wet sand. The water is warm, and the waves are very gentle. You enter the water to your ankles, to your knees, and feel the warmth penetrate your skin, your muscles, to your very bones. The water reaches your waist, and you hover there, enjoying the buoyancy. You take two more steps, and the water softly rises to your breastbone, to your heart. Your arms float gently, effortlessly, across the top of the water. You are poised, balanced, suspended lightly on your feet, sensing the slow ebb and flow of the watery forces around and even through you… Read more