Relax into Yoga

Friday, July 27th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Yoga therapists Kimberly Caron of Oregon Health & Science University and Carol Krucoff of Duke Integrative Medicine have developed a user-friendly yoga plan for older adults that is demonstrated in their new DVD "Relax into Yoga." The program is described as follows by its producer, PranaMaya:

Based on the pioneering "Yoga for Seniors" teacher training — offered at Duke Integrative Medicine and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health — these practices combine the best of modern, evidence-based medicine with the ancient wisdom of the yoga tradition. Kimberly and Carol’s extensive experience working in medical settings with older adults and people with health challenges has helped them create safe, effective and enjoyable practices that are accessible to virtually anyone who can breathe.

DVD highlights include:

  • 4 Main Practices for varied levels of mobility: In bed, in a chair, standing and lying down;
  • 3 Special Practices to build strength and stability, improve balance and promote relaxation;
  • Safety guidelines and large English subtitles for easy viewing.
  • Buyer’s Guide:

  • Audience — No Yoga experience necessary;
  • Style — Easy movement;
  • Intensity — Gentle physical exercises and breath work;
  • Props — Sturdy chair, Yoga mat, blanket and/or cushion.
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