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Lifelong Yoga: Maximizing Your Balance, Flexibility, and Core Strength in Your 50s, 60s, and Beyond

Lifelong Yoga: Maximizing Your Balance, Flexibility, and Core Strength in Your 50s, 60s, and Beyond


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623171438
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,134,920
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

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

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Foreword xv

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

Notes 131

Index 133

About the Models 139

About the Authors 141

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