With over 125 instructive photos and sequences to keep you active into your 50s, 60s, and beyond
Yoga gives active people vital tools for healthy aging: strength, flexibility, balance, and focus. In this one-of-a-kind book, the authors explain how common activities for aging active people (running, swimming, golf, gardening, travel, caring for grandchildren) can be better supported with yoga.
Inside you’ll find easy, doable poses and routines that help keep older people fit and injury-free. Other key topics include:
·Core and leg strength for stability and healthy aging, needed for autonomous living and enjoyable movement
·A practical approach to flexibility
·Balance and how it translates to staying safer during activity and avoiding falls
·Ways to incorporate yoga in daily routines to receive benefits with minimal time commitment
·Meditation, mindfulness, breathing practices, and the physical practice of yoga can help with both mental flexibility and relaxation
Each sequence is introduced with a brief overview of the benefits of the movements along with modifications and options suited to individual requirements.
From the practical to the philosophical, Lifelong Yoga is a user-friendly handbook for staying active and healthy in a changing body over the course of a long life.
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
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