Yoga for Women at Midlife and Beyond

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Sunstone Press, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 157 pages
Would you like to age with grace and vitality? Increase your strength, energy and flexibility? Sleep better and be sharper mentally? You can achieve all of these if you practice yoga on a regular basis. Many women go to class once or twice a week and want to practice at home but just don't know how to begin. "Yoga for Women at Midlife and Beyond: A Home Companion" will give women over 50 the support and guidance they need to create a personal yoga practice in the privacy of their own home. This guidebook includes ten yoga practices with clear illustrations that you can follow on your own, such as a practice for energizing, one for relaxation and another for insomnia. The manual also contains practical information about: . where, when and how long to practice . how to set an intention and get support for your practice . how to use your breath to enhance your practice, and . how to sustain a home practice. Concepts from classical yoga philosophy to help readers deepen their practice and integrate relevant concepts into their lives are introduced and inspiring stories from women over 50 about how yoga has made a difference to them are peppered throughout the book. Pat Shapiro, MSW, RYT, is the founder and director of SageWays: Yoga for Midlife and Beyond in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For over twelve years, she has studied an approach to yoga that was brought to the West through the teaching of T.K.V. Desikachar. She has taught yoga for more than six years in Philadelphia and Santa Fe and has also done intensive yoga study at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India. Pat has a special interest in the mid-life years and has written two books on the subject: "MY TURN: Women's Search for Self After the Children Leave" and "HEART TO HEART: Deepening Women's Friendships at Midlife." She is also the author of four other nonfiction books, a writing instructor and coach, and speaker on women's issues.

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In this informative volume, Shapiro (founder & director, SageWays: Yoga for Midlife and Beyond;My Turn: Women's Search for Self After the Children Leave ) introduces yoga to older women, instructing ... Read full review

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