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The American Yoga Associations Easy Does It Yoga : The Safe And Gentle Way To Health And Well Being - Alice Christensen

The American Yoga Associations Easy Does It Yoga

The Safe And Gentle Way To Health And Well Being

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780684848907
Number Of Pages: 192

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Regain your health, vitality, and independence through this age-old approach to fitness

Whether you're an older adult just beginning to exercise, you're physically weak due to an illness or injury, or you haven't worked out in a while, "The American Yoga Association's Easy Does It(R) Yoga" is a safe, easy-to-use guide to renewed physical and emotional wellness.

For thousands of years people have turned to Yoga to enhance their quality of life. Yoga gradually builds physical flexibility and strength, improves concentration, relieves stress, increases energy, and develops the ability to relax at will. Easy Does It(R) Yoga, a nationally recognized fitness program, adapts traditional Yoga techniques to make them safe and easy for people who may face physical limitations. But, although it is a gentler from of Yoga, it is just as effective as more strenuous fitness programs for getting and staying in shape.

Alice Christensen, founder, of the American Yoga Association, guides you through the program, showing you:

* The basics of Yoga exercising, breathing, and meditation with specific, easy-to-follow illustrations throughout

* Specific postures such as the Gentle Full Bend, the Easy Sun Pose, and the Elbow Twist to help you target your weaker spots and increase your overall flexibility

* The unique benefits of Yoga for alleviating chronic health conditions ranging from arthritis to depression

* A six-week program to get you started and to help you develop a basic understanding of essential movements

* Specially designed sequences to boost energy or bring calm, depending on your specific needs

* Strategies to incorporate the Yoga lifestyle into your daily routine, not only with exercise, but also with tips on creating a healthy diet and ways to develop a more peaceful, positive mental attitude

Regardless of your age or physical condition, "The American Yoga Association's Easy Does It(R) Yoga" will inspire you to awaken your body and mind and experience the well-being and fulfillment that Yoga brings.

Prefacep. 11
Introduction: Yoga and Your Lifestylep. 13
The Easy Does It Yoga Program of Total Fitness: How It Works and What to Expectp. 19
Getting Startedp. 26
Six Weeks with Easy Does It Yogap. 37
How to Start Breathing Betterp. 53
Chair Exercisesp. 63
Standing Exercisesp. 92
Exercises for Bed or Floorp. 106
Relaxation and Meditationp. 130
Diet and Nutritionp. 146
Easy Does It Yoga Philosophyp. 166
Summary of Research on Easy Does It Yogap. 173
Resources from the American Yoga Associationp. 177
Nutrition Resourcesp. 181
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780684848907
ISBN-10: 0684848902
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 22.23  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1