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review 2016-12-07 21:00
Not just for seniors
Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief - Kimberly Carson MPH E-RYT,Carol Krucoff,Jim Carson PhD,Mitchell W. Krucoff MD

This is an excellent introduction to yoga. It’s geared towards seniors but I think it would be beneficial to anyone learning the poses and setting up a home routine for themselves. 

 

The book starts off with several chapters detailing the benefits of yoga, particularly for seniors. It talks about the vicious cycle of inactivity as we age.  Movement hurts so people stop moving.  Unused muscles become weak, which leads to more pain and immobility so people move even less.  Not moving leads to weight gain, increased pain, plus the increased risk of heart disease and other health issues.  The basic message of those first chapters is to keep moving and yoga is a great way to do that.  Those first chapters also delve into what movements you should or shouldn’t do if you have specific health problems, such as heart and circulatory problems, osteoporosis, joint problems and arthritis, joint replacement, lung disease, cancer or chronic pain.

 

This is a six-week program so that yoga positions are separated into six sections. The first section describes the foundational practices that should begin and end each yoga session.  That includes the three-part breath and range-of-motion sequence that would start your session to relax you and loosen you up.  Also it describes the relaxation pose that you would end each session with.

 

For the remaining five weeks, you would start off with the three-part breath and range-of-motion sequence, then add that week’s poses, ending with the relaxation pose. Some of the poses require a chair, most don’t.  Each of the poses have very detailed instructions, including tips you should remember as you do the  pose and cautions that you should take if you have limited movement or a particular health issue, including a picture of the pose. The book ends with additional practices to enhance vigor and relaxation and also how to set up your own personal program.  I haven’t finished all six weeks yet but I haven’t come across any that I’ve found hard to do.

 

What makes this book unique from any other yoga book that I’ve had is ability to download audio guided practices. You should look through each pose explanation very carefully so you have a good understanding of what you will be doing in the session and then download that week’s practice and just follow the very calm, relaxing voice of the instructor who will slowly walk you through each pose.  The only thing I wish they had done with the audio downloads is to include the beginning and ending poses with each week’s new poses so you don’t have to first listen to the beginning of week one, switch to the week you’re on and then go back to the download of the first week to end.  I’m sure as you keep practicing, those beginning and ending poses will become routine and you’ll no longer need to listen to them.  These audio downloads are like having your own personal yoga instructor in your home.

 

Highly recommended to anyone beginning a gentle yoga practice.

 

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and am under no obligation to write a review.

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text 2016-11-21 21:27
Start of my Holiday!!


 

So its now the start of my time off work and I don't go back until 1st December which is amazing especially now that I have been told that my condition on my eye is Optic Neuritis which is a symptom for MS which hasn't been confirmed just yet I am having to go to my doctors who will confirm if its the start of MS its hard to stay positive but I have to at least try to be. 

 

I plan on reading a lot this time that I am off simply because I have to finish Hollow City because it is really good but life has taken over and I haven't been able to read because after my day has finished I have been so tired and just want to sleep but now that I don't have to really be up early I can now do what I used to do and read past my bedtime.

 

I will be back in the middle of the week with an update on my reading with Hollow City I promise.  

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text 2015-10-24 13:06
1 day left!

 


So there is one day left of my Easter holidays and I can’t believe how fast it has gone.

I remember the first day of the holiday like yesterday.

Well, I know for sure it wasn’t yesterday because I took a trip to my local high street.

It was pretty fun as we purchased our photos of our family and we are putting it in our family album.

I hope you guys can tell me what you did in your holidays and where you went and what you did. :)



Source: mybookylife.wordpress.com
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review 2015-02-03 13:55
Relax - You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left: Using the power of humor to overcome stress in your life and work - Loretta LaRoche

Relax you may only have a few minutes left: using power of humor to overcomes stress
Many examples of using humor to get over the stress in our lifes.
Just pretend to be a 8 year old and be silly-things we have done when we are around our grandson. We need to do these things when he's not even here. See how many heads we can turn.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

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review 2014-06-13 00:00
Relax, it's Just Sex
Relax, it's Just Sex - Enoughoflove Relax, it's Just Sex - Enoughoflove Surprising good and charmingly sweet.

Some very hot and emotional scenes as well.

Ended very abruptly, like the author wasn't quite sure what to do but overall a quick, enjoyable read with feelz, GFY, and porn.
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