If you’ve never done yoga before, it can definitely be intimidating. Especially as we’ve all gotten a bit older and our bodies just don’t move quite the way they used to. However, yoga can do a lot to improve flexibility and mobility – but where do you start?
That’s why we love this book! Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief is a comprehensive, easy to follow guide that even the most novice of novices can follow along with. Presenting twelve principles of yoga specifically for the senior body (including those with more limited mobility), this workbook guides you safely – step by step and with illustrations – through a six week program for improved overall well-being.
This book combines the best of modern, evidenced-based medicine with the ancient wisdom, experience, and traditions of yoga teaching.
We love that this book was born from a program of Yoga for Seniors and combines years of practical experience. The authors work in it all the time! Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine and an award-winning journalist. Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT is a health educator and yoga therapist at Oregon Health & Science University, specializing in the therapeutic use of yoga for seniors.
Let their program guide you to create a safe and individualized practice that will address your needs, including considering some of your own limitations, and help you to relieve pain and become more flexible.
If you’ve never practiced yoga before, or if you’ve taken a long break from it, we highly recommend this book as a great way to dive in while in the comfort of your own home. It’s a great way to get more active without being intimidated by a big class!