Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Yoga For the Elderly|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Age is inevitable and the body goes through changes that reduce its capacity to perform and protect itself. Yoga asanas, hand picked and chosen by the Yoga Master, can give the elderly the flexibility and health that will ... more »
NOT for the elderly
S. Shivers | Phoenix, AZ | 02/19/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know who titled this DVD, but it is not for the elderly. I am a yoga teacher and have taken an interest in yoga for the elderly, chair yoga, etc. and am currently doing a training in chair yoga. I bought this DVD and was very disappointed. There's no way I could picture my 80+ year old grandmother doing this asana practice. This is much too advanced for most elderly people. Maybe good for someone who is older who was an althele most of their life and still in good shape with no joint issues, but not for the general elderly population. Not much advice is offered for modifcations either.
There are MUCH better DVDs out there. Peggy Cappy's Yoga for the Rest of Us series is excellent for example and came as part of my chair yoga teacher training materials. I enjoy the practice myself and she goes through several modifications some using a chair, some not. The people in her video class range from someone who looks about in his late 30's to people who look like they could be around 80.
So, buyer beware, this dvd is expensive and the title is deceiving as to the target audience."