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Stay Flexible and Fit for Life—Practical Yoga for Any Age
Now, you don't have to take a yoga class to learn how to relieve pain, improve posture, and feel healthy. Yoga to Stay Young is the perfect, practical guide for active seniors who want to start from square one to build strength and gain flexibility for a lifetime.
From simple neck stretches to more advanced moves like the downward-facing dog and the tree pose, you'll explore beginner-friendly poses guided by clear, color illustrations. You'll perfect your form, find balance, get stronger, and manage pain. Yoga to Stay Young can help you get the most out of your new yoga journey. Yoga is a practice that can be tailored to everybody—all ages and physical ability levels. It's never too late to learn these helpful poses and embrace a healthier lifestyle.
This essential yoga book includes:
- Get the facts—Discover the science behind yoga and learn how different poses can help with nagging pain and injuries.
- Master more than 40 poses—Follow step-by-step instructions for fundamental yoga poses—including low-impact chair yoga—organized by the parts of the body you'll be isolating.
- Step up to sequences—Combine multiple poses into a simple series that can train your body for specific tasks and types of yoga movement.
Balance your way to healing and body bliss with this complete yoga guide for seniors.
About the Author
Rachel Scott is a yoga educator, author, and instructional designer who helps yoga teachers and studios thrive in their businesses and share their passion for yoga with their students. She has contributed to Yoga International, Huffington Post, and presented at yoga conferences all over North America. Learn more at rachelyoga.com or practice with her online at doyogawithme.com.
“I love Rachel's approach to yoga. As a yoga teacher with chronic pain and fatigue, I usually have to alter other teachers' classes, but Rachel understands personalized yoga. The section on yoga for aches and pains was right up my alley—I had to try all of the sequences! This is an excellent guidebook for people who want to use the tools of yoga to be flexible, strong, and pain-free. I'll be raving about this book for some time to come.” —Melissa Reynolds, yogi sharing the tools of yoga for chronic pain and fatigue, and founder of melissavsfibromyalgia.com
“Rachel's book is a treasure for anyone who is ready to embark on a yoga journey. It holds within it important teachings about our human anatomy and makes the case that movement is medicinal. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I work with people every day to alter their conditioned beliefs that aging equates with inevitable decline. Rachel's book carries a message of empowerment while remaining practical and accessible to all.” —Lindsay Mayock, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Yoga Instructor
“Rachel Scott has written a brilliant yoga book that takes years of priceless expertise, essential understanding of our modern needs, and effective simplicity to create a perfect tool to help your body. If you have been wondering what all the hype is about but can’t seem to get started on your yoga practice, this book is for you!” —Melanie Salvatore-August, author of Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change and Kitchen Yoga: Simple Home Practices to Transform Mind, Body and Life
“Rachel Scott has done an amazing job of giving a contemporary description of what yoga is. This book is great for learning about yoga, brilliantly organized for creating your own practice, and applicable to the desk worker to the seasoned athlete.” —Byron Chan, Registered Physiotherapist
“Yoga to Stay Young is a brilliant, easy to follow, easy to practice guide to maintaining youthful mobility, strength, and stamina. With lots of illustrative drawings and simple directions, the book is accessible to anyone of any age.” —Bernie Clark, Yoga Teacher and Author of The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga and Your Body, Your Yoga
“Yoga to Stay Young demystifies the science and technique behind how yoga keeps the body supple, limber, and free of pain. Rachel’s writing is clearly grounded not only in anatomy and current science, but in a life of practice, making this book accessible and useful to anyone. I will certainly be gifting this book to the people in my life; it is a gem.” —Miles Borrero, senior yoga teacher, writer, and trainer at Pure Yoga NYC