Table of contents for The new yoga for healthy aging : living longer, living stronger and loving every day / Suza Francina ; photographs by Jim Jacobs.

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Contents
Foreword by Carol Krucoff, RYT, and Mitchell Krucoff, M.D.
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Welcome to The New Yoga for Healthy Aging!
	Yoga Solutions for Healthy Aging
	A Word About Yoga Books
	How This Book Is Organized
	A Word About Safety and Common Sense
Meet the Models
Meet the Photographer and His Assistant
Chapter 1: Yoga at Midlife and Beyond: A Journey of Discovery
	How I Began Teaching Yoga
	Ancient Yoga Meets Modern Medicine
	A Peek into My Yoga Class for People at Midlife and Older
	Yoga and the New Paradigm for Healthy Aging
	¿You Are as Young as Your Spine Is Flexible¿
	Inverted Poses: Elixir of Life
	Gifts of Yoga for Graceful Aging
Betty Eiler: After Seventy, Include Yoga in Your Lifestyle!
Barbara Wiechmann: How I Discovered Yoga in the Haight-Ashbury
Chapter 2: Yoga and Yoga Props: Lifelines for the Later Years
	Yoga Asanas: Practical Tools for Life
	Iyengar Yoga and Yoga Props
	What Are Props and Why Do We Use Them?
	Eight Reasons Why Props Are Beneficial for Older Practitioners
	Yoga Props: An Investment in Your Health
	Yoga Bolsters
Bernard Spira: Yoga at 94
Chapter 3: The Greatest Yoga Teachers: Walls and Chairs
	¿My Guru, the Wall¿
	Innovative Ways to Use Chairs
		The Great Yoga Chair
	Chair Yoga
		Ways to Practice Chair Yoga
 	A Rejuvenating Chair Twist
 	A Relaxing Chair Forward Bend
Eleanor Williams: Yoga--a Profoundly Spiritual Experience of the Divine
Chapter 4: Learning the Ropes
	Yoga Wall Ropes: An Investment in Your Health
	Benefits of Yoga Ropes
	Hanging Dog Pose with Ropes
	Downward-Facing Dog Pose with a Strap
Carin Seebold: At Sixty-Something, We¿re Just Getting Started
Felice Rhiannon: A Refreshed New Way of Being
Chapter 5: Beautiful Bones for Life
	Weight-Bearing Exercise that Doesn¿t Wear You Out
	Homeostasis: A Stable Internal Environment
	To Avoid Brittle Bones, Eliminate All Risk Factors
	Yoga for a Lifetime of Better Bone Health
 	Twelve Reasons Why Yoga Builds Better Bone Strength at Any Age
 	Yoga and Preventing Height Loss
 	Reducing Stress Helps Keep Your Bones Healthy
	Safe Yoga for Osteoporosis
 	Yoga for Osteoporosis: Guidelines and Cautions
	Preventing Fractures and Falls
Helping My Mother After She Fell and Broke Her Thigh Bone
Alexandra (Sandra) Pleasants: ¿It¿s Hard to Believe I¿m Seventy!¿
Chapter 6: Yoga Relief for Arthritis
	An Overview of Arthritis
	Arthritis and Exercise
 	Yoga for Arthritis: Psychological Effects
 	Yoga for Arthritis: Guidelines and Cautions
	Yoga for Arthritic Hips, Knees and Hands
 	Yoga Stretching Positions for the Wrists and Hands
	Namaste (Prayer) Position
Jim Jacobs: Yoga Keeps My Body Free in Spite of Arthritis
Chapter 7: Get Hip About Your Hips: Yoga and Hip Replacement Surgery
	The Price of High-Impact Exercise
	Hello, Hip Replacement
 	Reasons for Hip Replacement and Alternatives
 	Surgical Nuts and Bolts
 	Recovery from Hip Replacement Surgery
	Yoga for Recovery from Hip Replacement Surgery
 	Yoga for New Hips: Guidelines and Cautions
	Yoga Poses for Hip Students
A Yoga Teacher¿s Hip Replacement
Starting Yoga After Bilateral Hip Replacement
Chapter 8: The Yoga Prescription for a Healthy Heart
	Our Heartbeat Responds to Our Breathing Pattern
	Posture Also Affects Heart Health
	Yoga and Hypertension
	B. K. S. Iyengar on the Heart, Yoga and Blood Pressure
	Give Your Heart a Break
	Lying Back Over a Backbender (Viparita Dandasana on a Backbender)
	Lying Back Over a Chair--Inverted Staff Pose (Viparita Dandasana on a Chair)
Toni Montez: Looking Back at Eighty on Yoga in My Life
Chapter 9: Yoga for Parkinson¿s Disease
	Yoga for Parkinson¿s
	Yoga for People with Parkinson¿s Disease
	Getting Down to and Up from the Floor: Essential for Independent Living
	Stress and Parkinson¿s Disease
Janice Freeman-Bell: Yoga for Parkinson¿s Disease--Exploration and Acceptance
Alexandra (Sandra) Pleasants: Teaching Yoga to People with Parkinson¿s Disease
Chapter 10: The Art of Teaching Seniors
	Advice for Teaching Seniors
	Senior Psychology
	Tips for Teaching Older Students
	The Art of Getting Down to and Up from the Floor
	Moving to and from the Floor: Step-by-Step Hints for Students
Leigh Milne: Full Circle--Reflections on Teaching Yoga to Seniors
Sam Dworkis: The Catch-22 of Younger Yoga Teachers
Betty Hodges: Yoga Journal of a Seventy-Nine-Year-Old Beginner
Chapter 11: Yoga Sequences for Healthy Aging
	Three Essential Poses
	Your Daily Yoga Vitamin
 	Downward-Facing Dog Pose with a Chair (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
 	Upward-Facing Dog Pose with a Chair (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)
 	Chair Pose at the Wall (Utkatasana)
 	Wide-Angle Standing Forward Bend Pose (Prasarita Padotanasana)
	The Master Pose for Reversing the Aging Process: Downward-Facing Dog
	A Sequence of Four Standing Poses
 	Extended Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) at the Wall
 	Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II) at the Wall
 	Extended Side-Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana) at the Wall
 	Half-Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) at the Wall
	A Sequence of Two Seated Poses
 	Bound-Angle Pose--Cobbler¿s Pose (Baddha Konasana)
 	Seated Wide-Angle Pose (Upavistha Konasana)
	A Sequence of Two Lying-Down Poses
 	Lying-Down Big-Toe Pose I and II (Supta Padangusthasana I and II)
 	Lying-Down Twist or Twist-Around-the-Belly Pose (Jathara Parivartanasana)
	A Sequence of Four Restorative Poses
 	Supported Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
 	Legs Up the Wall Pose: Yoga¿s Great Rejuvenator
 	Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
 	Supported Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
 	Supported Lying-Down Bound-Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
	Additional Inverted Poses for Experienced Students
 	Supported Shoulderstand at the Wall (Salamba Sarvangasana)
 	Supported Shoulderstand with a Chair (Salamba Sarvangasana)
 	Supported Half Plow Pose with a Chair (Ardha Halasana)
Judith Hanson Lasater: Why Restorative Yoga Is Important as We Age
Chapter Twelve: The Last Asana
	Savasana
	The Art of Deep Relaxation
	The Practice of Savasana
 	Savasana I: Deep Relaxation (Corpse) Pose
 	Savasana II: Supported Deep Relaxation (Corpse) Pose
Shirley Daventry French: Do Not Waste the Gift of Old Age
Leigh Milne: Why Do We Do Yoga?
Appendix A: Yoga for Stroke Survivors
	Guidelines for Teachers
	Resources for Yoga, Stroke and Disabilities
Appendix B: Yoga and Memory Loss
	Can Exercise Delay Alzheimer¿s?
Appendix C: Research Studies
	Study One
 	Objectives
 	Method
 	Results
 	Conclusions
	Study Two
Appendix D: Resources
	Yoga with Suza Francina
	Yoga Teachers Featured in This Book
	Finding a Teacher in Your Area
	Yoga Doctors, Yoga Therapists and Yoga Therapy Centers
	Healthy Aging Web Sites
	Yoga Props
 	Sources for Yoga Wall Ropes
 	Sources for Yoga Chairs and Other Props
		Miscellaneous Prop Sources
	Yoga Videos for Older Students and Their Teachers
Appendix E: Bibliography
	Yoga
	Healthy Aging
	Conscious Dying and Death
	Ahimsa (Nonviolence)
	Journals, Magazines, Newsletters and Other Publications
Index of Poses
Index
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Yoga -- Health aspects.
Aging -- Prevention.