Synopses & Reviews
A fully illustrated, step-by-step program that improves the mobility of seniors and promotes long-term health
Flexibility is vital for staying active and healthy at any age. For aging adults, good mobility drastically improves quality of life and the ability to live independently. Featuring 200 step-by-step photos and a lay-flat binding, Restoring Flexibility offers a safe, age-appropriate, and individually customizable program to help restore joint and muscle flexibility for readers at every level. Utilizing an easy-to-follow, twenty-minute, twice-weekly regime, this book presents basic poses and practice sequences that help readers improve agility, avoid the need for a walker, and reduce the chances of falling. Written by a well-known yoga instructor, the book offers fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for each position, as well as tips and hints for staying safe and comfortable. With sample flexibility programs as a guide, the book shows readers how to create a program tailored to their individual physical needs, schedule, and lifestyle.
About the Author
Andrea Gilats, Ph.D., R.Y.T., is a certified yoga teacher, writer, and nationally recognized expert on later life learning who spent three decades as an award-winning educational leader at the University of Minnesota. Through Third Age Yoga, her community-based teaching practice, she has worked with hundreds of vital people in their fifties, sixties, seventies, and beyond who want and need a body-sensitive, age-appropriate approach to yoga. Her Third Age Yoga videos, available on YouTube, have been viewed over ten thousand times, and she authors a lively informational blog for older adults about yoga, health, and well-being at thirdageyoga.net.