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Yoga offers vital tools for healthy aging: strength, flexibility, balance, and peace of mind. In this one-of-a-kind book, Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato describe the poses and routines that can help keep people of any age fit and injury free. In addition to demonstrating simple ways to maintain and even increase our ability to be active into our 50s, 60s, and beyond, the authors—both yoga teachers with decades of experience—offer poses and routines aimed toward specific goals, such as improving balance, maintaining strength and flexibility, and recovering properly between workouts. Each fully illustrated sequence is introduced with a brief overview of its benefits, along with modifications and options suited to individual requirements. Rountree and DeSiato also offer sequences that help support specific activities such as running, swimming, or golf, as well as yard work, travel, and caring for grandchildren. An essential and easy-to-follow guide, Lifelong Yoga offers key practices for maintaining and improving physical and mental well-being throughout a lifetime.
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
SAGE ROUNTREE is a preeminent yoga authority for athletes, a yoga teacher trainer, and an endurance sports coach with certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and the Road Runners' Club of America. She has written numerous books and articles for athletes, including The Athlete's Guide to Yoga and The Runner's Guide to Yoga, and is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal and
Runner's World. Her website is sagerountree.com.
ALEXANDRA DESIATO is a seasoned teacher of yoga and an expert Pilates instructor who has taught several athletic teams at the University of North Carolina, including the football team, men's basketball team, and women's rowing team. She is a regular contributor to YOGANONYMOUS and Wanderlust. Her website is alexandradesiato.com.
Table of Contents
Part I Overview 1
Chapter 1 How Yoga Helps 3
Chapter 2 Age-Related Changes 15
Chapter 3 A Lifetime in the Studio 23
Part II Solving Problems with Yoga 33
Chapter 4 Become Fall-Proof: Building Better Balance in Space 35
Chapter 5 Cultivate Deep Resilience: Core Strength 51
Chapter 6 Keep It Loose: Hip Flexibility 73
Part III Putting it Together 87
Chapter 7 Yoga in Your Day 89
Chapter 8 Yoga Through The Days 115
Part IV Playing the Long Game 119
Chapter 9 Yoga Through the Decades 121
Chapter 10 Easing Toward the End 127
About the Models 139
About the Authors 141