Yoga Over 50

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About The Book

Ten minutes a day can transform your life! Whether you're looking for an alternative to more strenuous exercise, or a gentle yet efficient way to stay fit, Yoga Over 50 will enable you to reach new levels of physical vitality and mental clarity.

As our bodies begin to show the signs of daily wear and tear, and workout programs which once seemed effective no longer meet our changing needs, yoga can be the ideal exercise. Low impact and non-competitive, invigorating rather than exhausting, and with an emphasis on keeping the body supple and the mind relaxed and focused, the ancient discipline of yoga can be practiced at anytime of life. The programs in Yoga Over 50 feature:

-Step-by-step descriptions of yoga positions for active and resting poses
-Programs suited to varying degrees of fitness, experience, and flexibility
-Exercises to relieve specific problems, including headache, stiffness, and insomnia

Excerpt

Chapter 1

MOUNTAIN and TREE

TADASANA & VRKSASANA


The idea of a vertical line connecting earth and heaven comes from Vedic times. Later this was symbolized as a mountain, with its roots in the earth and its peak in the heavens. The Mountain is aligned along the pull of gravity and should be both stable and relaxed. Tree pose grows along this same axis with its root going down as the branches stretch upward.

Copyright © 1994 by Websters International Publishers

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (August 25, 1994)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671885106

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