The Yoga Minibook for Longevity: A Specialized Program for a Healthier, Vital You

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Simon & Schuster, Jan 7, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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Add years to your life with this age-old approach to good health

For thousands of years people have turned to yoga to enhance their quality of life -- for good reason. Regularly practicing yoga builds physical flexibility and strength, improves concentration, and relieves stress. With this unique yoga program, you'll discover just how easy it is to develop and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle, regardless of age or physical condition.

Step-by-step instructions and detailed line drawings guide you through more than 80 gentle asanas (poses), specifically selected to help you:

  • Keep your body strong and youthful

  • Maintain your vitality

  • Alleviate chronic health problems, ranging from back pain to arthritis

    Plus, a full chapter teaching modified yoga positions will allow you to begin your practice gently and set a pace that best suits your needs.

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    Understanding Yoga
    Before You Begin
    Easy Yoga

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    About the author (2003)

    Elaine Gavalas, M.A., M.S., is an exercise physiologist, weight management specialist, and nutritionist. She has practiced, taught, and written about yoga, fitness, and weight management for more than fifteen years. She lives in New York City.

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