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The American Yoga Associations Easy Does It Yoga: The Safe and Gentle Way to Health and Well Beingby Alice Christensen
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Regain your health, vitality, and independence through this age-old approach to fitness! Whether you're an older adult just beginning to exercise,youand#8217;re physically weak due to an illness or injury, or you havenand#8217;t worked out in a while, andlt;iandgt;The American Yoga Association's Easy Does Itand#174; Yogaandlt;/iandgt; is a safe, easy-to-use guide to renewed physical and emotional wellness.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;For thousands of years people have turned to yoga to enhance their quality of life. Yoga gradually builds physical flexibility and strength, improves concentration, relieves stress, increases energy, and develops the ability to relax at will. Easy Does Itand#174; Yoga, a nationally recognized fitness program, adapts traditional yoga techniques to make them safe and easy for people who may face physical limitations. But, although it is a gentler form of yoga, it is just as effective as more strenuous fitness programs for getting and staying in shape.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Alice Christensen, founder, of the American Yoga Association, guides you through the program, showing you:andlt;BRandgt; -The basics of yoga exercising, breathing, and meditation with specific, easy-to-follow illustrations throughoutandlt;BRandgt; -Specific postures such as the Gentle Full Bend, the Easy Sun Pose, and the Elbow Twist to help you target your weaker spots and increase your overall flexibilityandlt;BRandgt; -The unique benefits of Yoga for alleviating chronic health conditions ranging from arthritis to depressionandlt;BRandgt; -A six-week program to get you started and to help you develop a basic understanding of essential movementsandlt;BRandgt; -Specially designed sequences to boost energy or bring calm, depending on your specific needsandlt;BRandgt; -Strategies to incorporate the yoga lifestyle into your daily routine, not only with exercise, but also with tips on creating a healthy diet and ways to develop a more peaceful, positive mental attitudeandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Regardless of your age or physical condition, andlt;iandgt;The American Yoga Association's Easy Does Itand#174; Yogaandlt;/iandgt; will inspire you to awaken your body and mind and experience the well-being and fulfillment that yoga brings.
Yoga helps build physical flexibility and strength, improves concentration, increases energy and develops the ability to relax at will. This is an internationally recognized fitness programme which adapts traditional Yoga techniques to make them safe and easy for those facing physical limitations.
Unlike classic "beginner" guides, this yoga instruction book is designed for people of all ages who can't stretch joints or maintain a high level of exertion but still want to enjoy its many healthful benefits. 120 photos.
Includes bibliographical refernces (p. 177-181) and index.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Alice Christensenandlt;/Bandgt; established the American Yoga Association in 1968, the first nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to education in Yoga. She is the author of the acclaimed andlt;Iandgt;The American Yoga Association Beginner's Manual, 20-Minute Yoga Workouts, The American Yoga Association's New Yoga Challenge,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Yoga of the Heart,andlt;/Iandgt; as well as several other books and tapes on Yoga. She developed and has been teaching the Easy Does Itand#174; program for more than thirty years.
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