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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.