Restoring Flexibility by Andrea Gilats
A Gentle Yoga-Based Practice to Increase Mobility at Any Age

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A fully illustrated, step-by-step program that improves the mobility of seniors and promotes long-term health

Flexibility is vital for staying active and healthy at any age. For aging adults, good mobility drastically improves quality of life and the ability to live independently. Featuring 200 step-by-step photos and a lay-flat binding, Restoring Flexibility offers a safe, age-appropriate, and individually customizable program to help restore joint and muscle flexibility for readers at every level. Utilizing an easy-to-follow, twenty-minute, twice-weekly regime, this book presents basic poses and practice sequences that help readers improve agility, avoid the need for a walker, and reduce the chances of falling. Written by a well-known yoga instructor, the book offers fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for each position, as well as tips and hints for staying safe and comfortable. With sample flexibility programs as a guide, the book shows readers how to create a program tailored to their individual physical needs, schedule, and lifestyle.
 

About Andrea Gilats

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Andrea Gilats, Ph.D., R.Y.T., is a certified yoga teacher, writer, and nationally recognized expert on later-life learning who spent three decades as an award-winning educational leader at the University of Minnesota. Through Third Age Yoga, her community-based teaching practice, she has worked with hundreds of vital people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond who seek a body-sensitive, age-appropriate approach to yoga. Her Third Age Yoga videos have been viewed over 20,000 times on YouTube, and she offers helpful tidbits about yoga, exercise, and aging well on her Third Age Yoga Facebook page.
 
Published November 10, 2015 by Ulysses Press. 144 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting.