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Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age

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Nothing softens the aging process like yoga Now, the First Lady of Yoga shows how to add more flexibility, energy, and joy to your life--with her new method of "yin" stretching for the maturing body. As Americans in their 40s, 50s, and beyond search for ways to increase flexibility, diminish aches and pains, enhance well-being, and slow the aging process, the word is out: yoga does all this and more. But traditional yoga poses and stretches can be...

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Great Yoga book for a babyboomer.

I did Yoga in the 60's with Lilias on t.v. I have continued on and off over the years. However, I noticed that recently (I'm now 60) things don't bend and stretch like they used to. I almost injured my knee by trying to bend in a pose the way I had always done. Lilias' book has some great ideas on how to avoid injury in your later years. What I really loved was the new technique she teaches that helps you get into the pose deeper without strain or pain. She's still as good as she always was!

A terrific book for aspiring yogies of any age.

God bless Lilias Folan. Over 30 years after she first inspired my life. This is her best book- a reflection of her life long persuit of self knowledge and the best layman's guide to Eastern philosophy I've ever read. Complete with understandable definitions of sanskrit terms. Finally, a book that helps you to develop your own home practice. Thank you-again- Lilias. Thank you I so love this book. Maryrose Cambridge, MASS

Opens new doors

Lilias' new book is a joy to read because of her way of making the reader feel like an old friend. Within that atmosphere she opens doors to subjects that may have seemed difficult to understand. In particular, this book gives an in depth view of the "koshas"--the veils that cover our true selves--and shows how, in practical ways we may move through them. She also makes the practice of hatha yoga and meditation an attractive possibility for those of us over 50. Thanks, Lilias, once more for your humor and your humaness!

Lilias Gets Better with Age

Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age By Lilias Folan Rodale Books, July 2005 Reviewed by Sharon Steffensen Yoga gets better with age--and so does Lilias. In her new book she shares what she has learned along the path since the early days of her TV show, Lilias! Yoga and You, which first aired on PBS in 1972. By the mid-1980s the series was airing daily nationwide. It is likely that for people age 40 and older, Lilias is the most well-known yoga teacher in the U.S., having introduced millions to yoga. Because she is familiar to so many of us, we trust Lilias as an authority on yoga. In her book she has adapted yoga postures so they can be practiced safely by people of any age. In her easy manner, Lilias clears up misconceptions about yoga. (Even today, some people are afraid of yoga because of its Indian roots.) Lilias writes about the koshas (the sheaths, or subtle bodies) and explains how to connect with these deeper layers of the Self. Lilias discusses the spiritual benefits and gives techniques for healing our emotions, connecting with our wisdom and feeling our bliss. Lilias has also developed some new movements, one of which she calls the "three R's" --resist, relax and restretch--that free up muscles and allow much greater movement than ever imagined possible. She describes her style as yin--defined as cool, calm, inward and focused (for stretching)--as opposed to a yang approach, which is heated and intense (for strength). Therefore, her book is geared toward people who are 40 and over as well as to younger people who are looking for a gentler, yet powerful, approach to yoga. Lilias demonstrates all the poses in 200 full-color photos. She looks fabulous as always. Like her TV show, her book is friendly, down-to-earth and very likeable.

LESSONS FROM A MASTER

One of America's best-loved yoga teachers, Lilias Folan, who first brought yoga to public television viewers more than 30 years ago, is one of the great yoga pioneers. Her personal journey through the practice of yoga affirms the wonderful benefits to bodies of all ages. In Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age, she weaves her years of learning through the branches of the tree of yoga and brings forth clear methods of practice for everyone. She has adapted her own process of growing and stretching, her "three Rs" - Resist, Relax and Restretch as a creative way of listening to the body and increasing the range of motion. Her long-time teaching partner and friend, Richard Miller says this of the book, "This book is Lilias sharing her remarkable journey with us. It's not just her journey; it's ours, too. The ancient wisdom of yoga invites us, Keep going. Stop not until the work is done. This book is Lilias's way of extending just such an invitation to us. She is someone who doesn't stop, who keeps going and who is saying, If I can do it, so can you."
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