The definitive resource on how to use yoga to foster your physical, mental, and emotional health for a lifetime.
Everyone would like to age as healthfully as possible and now numerous studies confirm what many yoga practitioners have known for a long time: yoga practice has a remarkable impact on physical and mental health–and spiritual well-being–as you grow older. Yoga for Healthy Aging is the most accessible and usable guide available on to how yoga can address concerns related to strength, flexibility, balance, agility, cardiovascular health, brain health, and stress management, among other issues.
The authors–both popular and respected yoga teachers (one of whom is a family physician) provide readers with a yoga toolbox for healthy ageing that includes poses, breathing practices, meditation, and yoga philosophy. They then offer you a safe, real-world yoga program to suit your particular needs. These short yoga practices were developed in consultation with scientific and medical experts on ageing, and allow you to focus on maintaining overall physical health and/or addressing target problem areas, such as digestion, cardiovascular health, or anxiety. The authors conclude with instructions for practising several different forms of conscious relaxation and meditation, all of which will set you up for a lifetime of emotional and spiritual well-being. This book includes over 200 instructional photos.