Yoga For Life
By Josephine Fairley
Yoga for Life is aimed specifically at anyone over 40 looking for a yoga practice suited to mid-life and beyond. Showing why yoga is so important for you as you age - strengthening bones, balancing hormones and even helping with mild depression - Josephine Fairley takes you through the most suitable types of yoga for older bodies and offers specific exercises so you can reap the benefits. As a yoga consumer herself Jo offers practical tips on how to find the right teacher, how to create a calm environment to practice at home, what to wear and even what to eat to complement your yoga. With advice on fitting yoga into your life and reinvigorating your practice if you've lapsed this is an inspirational and practical guide.
The Yoga Bible
By Christina Brown
Yoga practice helps individuals to find mental and physical balance. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and should bring about a sense of spiritual and physical well-being, as well as suppleness. This text encourages beginners and experts alike to design a yoga sequence to suit their own personal needs and abilities. Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, "The Yoga Bible" provides a comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to achieving the postures and advice on altering them where necessary - easier postures are highlighted for beginners or the less supple. The book also includes more advanced positions for advanced yogis. The text includes notes on various types of yoga practices as well as a summary of well-known traditional schools of yoga and how they vary. In addition to the wide range of postures, the author includes advice on breathing techniques and the benefits of yoga in healing, pregnancy, de-stressing and meditation.