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The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife & Older Beginners
Many seniors are searching for ways to improve their quality of life and remain active as they enter midlife and later years. Nationwide, people are recognizing yoga for its ability to slow down and reverse the aging process. A complete health system, yoga not only restores vitality to the body, but also expands the mind and soul. Yoga transforms the years after 50 from a ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Hci
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I thought I was grabbing a different book off the library shelf, but I'm glad I mistakenly came home with this one. Even though I'm not 50 or over, I definitely appreciate the perspective that it's never too late to begin something helpful and healthful, and the props they suggest for beginner inversions are super helpful!
The true life stories and pictures of people in their 60's, 70's and 80's practicing advanced yoga poses are the best part of this book. It's one thing for a person in their 20's to be practicing the more difficult, exotic looking poses, but when you see older students practicing them with relative ease,you realize that this yoga stuff must really work. I loved reading how a consistent yoga practice relieved many of these people of chronic pain and the need for pain killers. I think that America ...more
I chose to read this book as an introduction to Yoga practice that did not assume that I am an athlete with the cardio-vascular system of a nineteen-year-old and the agility of a fourteen-year-old. It perfectly fit the bill. Suza Francina makes a great case for anyone that is "still breathing" to start practicing Yoga. The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners provides a potpourri of testimonials from teachers and students with instructions on modific ...more
This is a great book for anyone over 50 at any fitness level. There are inspirational pictures and stories of older people (some quite advanced in age)doing some amazing yoga. Conversely, there are instructions for taking even the most difficult poses and making them accessible to all with modifications and props. This is truly a "work from your own level" book and you can make the poses as gentle or as challenging as you desire. I know I will be referencing this book from now on.