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The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife & Older Beginners by [Suza Francina]

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"No segment of our population can benefit more from yoga than people over 50," says author Suza Francina, Iyengar yoga instructor and director of the Ojai Yoga Center, where she specializes in classes for people over 50. The New Yoga for People over 50 shows how to adapt traditional postures to suit any age or fitness level with step-by-step instructions aimed at the older beginner. Photographs, quotes, and personal stories of yoga teachers and students--many in their 70s and older--add inspiration.

One key to modifying postures for older, stiffer bodies is the use of props that provide support to let the yoga student get into strenuous postures and hold them longer without pain or fatigue. The book illustrates how to adapt many postures with the aid of chairs, walls, wall ropes, bolsters, back-bending benches, and straps. Yoga decreases stiffness and inertia, and enhances health, energy, flexibility, posture, breathing, independence, and balance (physical and emotional). Francina explains how yoga may prevent the shortening and rounding of the spine and ward off osteoporosis. This book is an excellent companion to a yoga class or an inspiration to begin one. --Joan Price --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Suza Francina is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor with over thirty years of experience. She is the author of several books and articles for AARP, Yoga Journal, LA Yoga, The Cleveland Clinic Arthritis Advisor, Prevention, Senior Life, and ELDR magazine. Her website is www.suzafrancina.com --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File Size : 2522 KB
  • Publication Date : January 1, 2010
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 318 pages
  • ASIN : B004FN1S3Q
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Publisher : Health Communications Inc EB (January 1, 2010)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.7 out of 5 stars 171 ratings