Book review: Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief, by Kimberly Carson MPH, E-RYT, Carol Krucoff E-RYT, Mitchell W. Krucoff MD, Jim Carson PhD, New Harbinger Publications, 2016, paperback, 272 pages, $19.95.
If our article Time for Yoga has piqued your interest in yoga, then consider this book the next step. The authors, who are among the most trusted voices in the field of therapeutic yoga, present 12 principles of yoga practice for seniors, including those with limited mobility. This evidence-based workbook will guide you safely — step-by-step and with posture illustrations — on a six-week program for improved balance, flexibility, and overall well-being. You’ll explore what yoga is and how to do it safely, including important movement considerations like how to get up and down from the floor with care, and how to stand and sit with healthy postural alignment. The book will help you create a safe and effective individualized practice that will address your needs, take personal limitations into consideration, and help you relieve pain.