Relax into Yoga for Seniors – A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief
Managing the emotional and physical challenges that come with aging can be difficult--and yoga offers numerous tools to help you find ease in body and mind. Yet it's essential to practice safely to avoid injury. Relax Into Yoga for Seniors is based on the innovative Yoga for Seniors program offered at Duke Integrative Medicine and combines the best of modern, evidence-based medicine with the ancient wisdom, experience, and tradition of yogic teachings. With this book, 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.
This step-by-step guide will help you create a safe and effective individualized practice that will address your needs, take personal limitations into consideration, and help you relieve pain, become more flexible and active, and connect more deeply with your inner experience. Relax into Yoga for Seniors includes free downloadable guided audio practices and printable PDFs.
If you think you're too old, or too stiff, or too sick to practice yoga--think again. All you need to be able to do to Relax into Yoga is breathe!
About Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT (Chapel Hill, North Carolina Author)
Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, where she offers classes, private sessions, and workshops for people with health challenges. An award-winning journalist, Carol served as founding editor of The Washington Post’s Health Section and is the author of several books including “Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less” and “Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain.”
She is co-director, with Kimberly Carson, of the Integrative Yoga for Seniors Teacher Trainings, designed to help yoga teachers work safely and effectively with older adults. Their new book is "Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief." For more information, please visit: www.healingmoves.com and www.yoga4seniors.com.