The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners Reviews

The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners

Many seniors are searching for ways to improve their quality of life and remain active as they enter midlife and later years. Nationwide, people are recognizing yoga for its ability to slow down and reverse the aging process. A complete health system, yoga not only restores vitality to the body, but also expands the mind and soul. Yoga transforms the years after 50 from a time of deterioration to one of increased perspective and illumination. In The New Yoga for People Over 50, readers will

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  1. S. Kelly says:
    64 of 67 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    AN EXCELLENT TOOL/GUIDE FOR ANYONE OF ANY AGE!, May 19, 2000
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    This review is from: The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners (Paperback)

    My aunt (a flourishing over-50 yoga devotee) recently sent me (a very stiff 33-year old beginner) a copy of Suza Francina’s marvelous book, The New Yoga for People Over 50. I previously acquired Mira Mehta’s authoritative How to Use Yoga, which I find quite instructive and aspire to begin using (yoga isn’t as easy as it looks, folks!). However, I don’t believe anything could inspire me as much as seeing and reading the testimonials of so many over-50 yoga practitioners in Francina’s book; their execution of some of the more challenging postures is absolutely mind-altering!

    Francina’s book and her work in general are truly a blessing. Bolstered by the knowledge The New Yoga for People Over 50 has given me I have begun “converting” my mother, who frequents the weight machines at the gym. She is a fit and vibrant 54-year old, but her hectic lifestyle, which includes a six-day work week (she owns a business) needs the addition of yoga to ensure her health and longevity.

    This book is a wonderful, invaluable tool for everyone, regardless of age. I hope to catch up with Francina’s octogenarian students within a few years! With Francina and her students as examples, I expect I will do just that – and anyone who reads this book will be motivated to set a similar goal: feel better and live longer with yoga!

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  2. Carin A. Seebold says:
    50 of 54 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Beginers?, June 9, 2000
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    This review is from: The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners (Paperback)

    I wish I had read the review “Yoga or Yada” before I purchased this book for my 74 year old mother. I feel the books set up is out of wack ( the bleep on breathing is in the back of the book ), and the pictures are very intimidating. I thought this book would be a little more for beginners, like the title suggests, with easy yoga poses and more detail on breathing. Instead I read and saw expert Yoga students and teachers showing off their limberness and writing of the author’s greatness and their own. I would return this book to Amazon but by the time I paid for the postage it would be a waste. The Yoga book I bought for myself (The Little Yoga Book) I feel is much more appropriate for all beginners regardless of age.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    32 of 34 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent reference book; buy an extra to share with friends, July 11, 1999
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    Carin A. Seebold (Beaumont, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners (Paperback)

    This book has made a difference in my life! I have read several yoga books, but “The New Yoga for People Over 50″ by Suza Francina spoke to my special needs. If you are seeking answers for questions relating to menopause, osteoporosis, healthy heart, etc., seek no more. This book provides answers. Her chapter on feet and knees is extremely helpful, providing the groundwork for specific needs. I keep this book handy as an excellent reference manual, both for myself and my friends. Additionally, this book is an inspiration to learn and practice yoga. The models are real and most are definitely over 50 years old. This in itself is an incentive. When you see people in their 70′s and 80′s, you are encouraged that you, too, can do yoga well into your “golden” years. After reading her book, I was excited to learn that I am close enough to Ojai (an hour’s drive but well worth it) to take classes by Suza. She is an empowering teacher as well as a talented author. If you cannot attend a class, “The New Yoga for People Over 50″ will more than suffice. Buy more than one; you’ll want to share with a friend. Enjoy!

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