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Relax into Yoga for Seniors : A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief
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Based on the pioneering Yoga for Seniors program offered at Duke Integrative Medicine and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, this evidence-based, self-help workbook presents the twelve principles of practice for seniors, including those with limited mobility, guiding you safely—step-by-step, and with posture illustrations—on a six-week program for improved balance, flexibility, and overall well-being.
Managing the emotional and physical challenges that come with aging can be difficult. Seniors face a number of age-related issues, such as chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and anxiety and depression. And while some people may consider yoga a young person’s practice, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests yoga can be beneficial for a wide variety of age-related ailments.
Relax Into Yoga for Seniors—based on the innovative Yoga for Seniors program, and including new material for fans of theRelax Into Yoga for Seniors DVD—provides a step-by-step guide that combines the best of modern, evidence-based medicine with the ancient wisdom, experience, and tradition of yogic teachings. With this book, you’ll explore what yoga is and how to do it safely, including important movement considerations like how to get up and down from the floor with care, and how to stand and sit with healthy postural alignment.
With this popular program, you’ll be able to create a safe and effective individualized practice that will address your needs, take personal limitations into consideration, and help you relieve pain, become more flexible and active, and connect more deeply with your inner experience.