A Lasting Yoga Practice

Paloma Chavez

sustainingyoga.jpgContinuing with our resources for a lasting yoga practice, here are a couple of books considered to be staples for an advancing yoga practice.

In Ojai, California we find Suza Francina and her updated and upcoming release of her book entitled The New Yoga for People Over 50. As a certified Iyengar yoga instructor she has extensive experience working with senior communities as well as in home health care for convalescing people. With 30 years of practice and experience she has transferred that knowledge into several publications ranging from healthy aging to menopause.

Praise for this book speaks of her as inspiring, exciting, and comforting. In addition the photos show a clear demonstration of the poses by “real” people. It is also a great resource for adapting certain poses for people with limited mobility or ailments.
Lilias Folan comes of age with her most recent yoga instructional book entitled Lilias Yoga Gets Better with Age. Recognized as one of the most familiar yoga teachers since her instructional daily yoga practice on PBS in the 70’s and 80’s. Although this book was first released in 2005, students of any age, and new to yoga are continuing to seek out the gentle and supportive nature of this book. Today Lilias is continuing to tour, and conduct workshops throughout the U.S and abroad.

“In this exquisite book, Lilias has deftly communicated both the essence of yoga and the essence of Lilias. The book is so inviting that one just wants to fall into it – and into the warmth and wisdom of Lilias’s teaching. This kind of work can only be the fruit of a life time of dedicated practice – and we are enormously grateful to have it, and to have Lilias.”
Stephen Cope, director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living and author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self.
[tags] yoga for seniors, aging and yoga, Iynegar, yoga books [/tags]

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