Although they are largely ignored when mainstream media covers yoga, seniors age 65 and older are the fastest growing segment in the United States. Today’s guest, Carol Krucoff, has been teaching seniors (and training yoga teachers) for nearly two decades at Duke Integrative Medicine. She’s also co-author of the book, Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief. I’m a fan of Carol’s well-researched yet warm and down-to-earth approach to teaching this population.
We talk about how she creates a welcoming, safe environment for seniors, common poses that are contraindicated for conditions like osteoarthritis or heart disease, and what it means to take an integrative approach.
RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS
Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief by Carol Krucoff, Kimberly Carson, and Jim Carson
Find a well-trained teacher in your area as well as info about Carol’s teacher training: Yoga4Seniors.com
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