Relax into Yoga Safe & Simple Practices for Older Adults 2012 (DVD)
Clear, compassionate and highly recommended for any senior regardless of previous yoga experience, or as a tool for teachers working with this population. --Yoga Journal
Relying on scientific study and a wealth of experience, Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson have designed gentle, safe and effective yoga practices for older students of varying physical abilities. This is 'real world' yoga, with a choice of routines and helpful tips for adapting them to your needs. --Timothy McCall, MD, Author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing
Carson and Krucoff's Relax Into Yoga for Seniors is a DVD any health professional can recommend with confidence. Not only is it ''Safe and Simple'', it is Smart. The guidance, the simplicity and most important, the accessibility set it apart from any other instructional DVD on yoga in the market. As a more frail population seeks the healing benefits of yoga, Relax Into Yoga will serve as a gold standard for safety for all future productions. --Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, ERYT-500, Past President of the International Yoga Therapy Association
The Relax Into Yoga DVD from Pranamaya offers safe and simple practices for seniors, older adults, and people with health challenges. 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
- Includes Safety Guidelines presentation and large English subtitles for easy viewing
- 178 minutes total time on DVD
Props: Sturdy chair, Yoga mat, blanket and/or cushion.
''Relax Into Yoga is perfect for any senior who wants to safely and effectively incorporate yoga into their wellness routine.''
-- Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP, Executive Director, Duke Integrative Medicine