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The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife & Older Beginners

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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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Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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!
Debbie
Sep 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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
Barth Siemens
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
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
Susan
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Julia
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This a great resource for those of us who want to learn yoga but have been afraid because of injury. I am so glad I bought it!
Tricia
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
You're not getting older, you're getting better!
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Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Inspiring photos and personal stories of older people who are beginners and also stories of older people who have been practicing yoga for years. (zxy321)
Sherrie Gingery
Feb 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: yoga teachers and students
Very helpful in adding knowledge to what one may already knew about yoga and Pilates. I love to show this book to my older clients as the stories are photos are very inspirational.
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