Relax Into Yoga For Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief
Beginning in midlife, it’s common to face a number of age-related issues, such as chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and anxiety and depression. Managing the physical and emotional challenges that come with aging can be difficult. The good news is that yoga is extremely beneficial for a wide variety of age-related ailments and can lead to greater flexibility, balance, and overall well-being.
Based on the pioneering Yoga for Seniors program offered at Duke Integrative Medicine and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Relax into Yoga for Seniors presents a unique yoga practice just for you. This book guides you through a gentle six-week program that takes your personal limitations into consideration. With step-by-step exercises and posture illustrations, you’ll create an evidence-informed yoga practice to address your needs, relieve pain, and help you to become more vital. You’ll explore what yoga is and how to do it safely, including important movement considerations like how to get up and down from the floor with care, and how to stand and sit with healthy postural alignment. If you’re looking for a simple and effective yoga program, this book has everything you need to get started today.
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“As advances in medicine help us to live longer, we now face the challenge of how to maintain our vitality, often while also dealing with various chronic conditions. Increasingly, yoga is being recognized as a way to improve and maintain one’s mental and physical health when practiced in a safe and appropriate way. In Relax into Yoga for Seniors, Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff provide the program all seniors need to integrate yoga into their lives and improve their health and well-being.”
“Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff are two of the most trusted, and trustworthy, voices in the field of therapeutic yoga. Relax into Yoga for Seniors is a perfect introductory guide not just to yoga, but to a philosophy of embracing the changes that come with age. This book and the practices described will help you find the strength, energy, and ease to engage with life fully.”
“Carson and Krucoff have skillfully taken the complex, confusing world of yoga and made it practical for anyone, not just seniors. The ‘magic’ is that in simplifying from their many years of practice with seniors, they have solved how to make yoga safe and effective for the full spectrum of abilities in this diverse population. Relax into Yoga for Seniors needs to be embossed onto every prescription pad printed!”
“Relax into Yoga for Seniors is a well-researched and thoughtful book that leverages the authors’ many years of practice experience as well as their work and close ties with the world of integrative medicine. It provides older adults with a practical, effective compendium of yoga practices that they can readily adopt. Whether they are well or experiencing distressing chronic conditions, Relax into Yoga for Seniors’ practices can enhance their quality of life.”
“In this inspiring and accessible book, Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff offer you peaceful ways to prioritize your positivity and wellness. Relax and enjoy!”
“Relax into Yoga for Seniors brings together Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff’s experience in teaching their Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training at Duke Integrative Medicine. It describes a step-by-step approach to yoga for healthy aging and how to relax into yoga. This is a masterpiece book, which should be an essential resource for seniors, health care professionals, and yoga practitioners, who will find themselves coming back to the text time and time again for deeper study and practice.”
“Yoga, as a mind-body practice or a way of life, is transformative and leads to improved health, wellness, and connection to self and others. A daily yoga practice is especially important to foster healthy aging. Relax into Yoga for Seniors is a wonderful guide to help people start practicing yoga at any age.”
“In this insightful, evidence-based guide, authors Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff share their fundamentals for working safely and effectively with older adults as part of their mission to advance the art and science of adapting the yoga practice to senior bodies, minds, and spirits. Whether you’re a senior who is seeking improved health and fitness through yoga, or a seasoned yoga instructor, you’ll find the information in Relax Into Yoga for Seniors an invaluable asset for your practice. … This book offers a wealth of knowledge for yoga enthusiasts and fitness professionals alike. I highly recommend Relax Into Yoga for Seniors to anyone interested in improving their yoga practice and looking for healthy approaches to integrative wellness as they age.”