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Add years to your life with this age-old approach to good health
For thousands of years people have turned to yoga to enhance their quality of life -- for good reason. Regularly practicing yoga builds physical flexibility and strength, improves concentration, and relieves stress. With this unique yoga program, you'll discover just how easy it is to develop and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle, regardless of age or physical condition.
Step-by-step instructions and detailed line drawings guide you through more than 80 gentle asanas (poses), specifically selected to help you:
- Keep your body strong and youthful
- Maintain your vitality
- Alleviate chronic health problems, ranging from back pain to arthritis
Plus, a full chapter teaching modified yoga positions will allow you to begin your practice gently and set a pace that best suits your needs.
Offering a flexible exercise system, this is the ultimate fitness guide for everyone who wants to live longer, keep fit, and the improve the quality of their life. 80 illustrations.
As millions of Americans are discovering, yoga is one of the few forms of exercise that can be practiced throughout a lifetime and is easily adapted to individual needs and situations. With The Yoga Minibook for Longevity, readers at every level of fitness will discover how yoga can help them feel younger and relieve the discomfort of arthritis, back pain, and other physical ailments. Paying special attention to the physical constraints that can make other forms of exercises impossible or dangerous, Elaine Gavalas explains how to design and benefit from an effective, individualized yoga routine. Based on age-old practices, The Yoga Minibook for Longevity includes: yoga postures for staying young; chair yoga for beginners or older adults; and yoga to relieve arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis, menopause, and much more.
About the Author
Elaine Gavalas, M.A., M.S.,
is an exercise physiologist, weight management specialist, and nutritionist. She has practiced, taught, and written about yoga, fitness, and weight management for more than fifteen years. She lives in New York City.