The only book on Gentle Yoga for people in the age group of 50 plus. This book is specifically for those people who feel their body is stiff or has never done yoga before and wants to start yoga practice in the safest possible way to achieve healthy body and mind.
How to Get Started with Gentle Yoga
The exercises explained in this book are also beneficial if suffering from arthritis or rheumatism. Visit Seller's Storefront. All books are shipped in New condition promptly, we are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Orders usually ship within business days.
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This includes chronic conditions such as hypertension and osteoporosis.
Before You Start Yoga for Seniors
Of course, you can't assume everyone has a bad back or arthritic knees because of a few gray hairs, but you job is to figure out which students do need extra help. As a teacher, you know that anyone can benefit from yoga at any age.
The best thing is to approach them with "great kindness, patience, and props. Get the head below the level of the heart Inverted postures are a must for aging bodies. For example, recommend that students practice Supported Leg Up the Wall Pose at least 10 minutes a day. Practice in a way that is appropriate and healing Never force and avoid poses that bear weight directly on the neck and head.
People with kyphosis and others at risk for osteoporosis bone fractures, weakened vertebrae should practice weight-bearing inverted poses, such as Headstand Salamba Sirsasana and Shoulderstand Salamba Sarvangasana , only under the guidance of an experienced instructor and after they build strength in upper-body strengthening poses, such as Downward and Upward Facing Dog, and Plank. Build in modifications for challenging asanas.
When teaching more difficult poses, make it crystal clear that students can repeat the basic pose that usually precedes the more challenging one, and that using props is perfectly fine. Focus on lengthening the spine.
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Lengthen the spine and open the chest in all categories of poses, including forward bends, twists and backbends. Learn to move from your hip hinge hip joint. Keep your upper body in one unit and the spine elongated. If the hamstrings are tight, it's difficult to bend sideways or forward without rounding and shortening the spine.
Using a wall or chair can help someone bend from the hip joint while keeping length in the spine. Poses by Anatomy.
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