In This Chapter
^ It's never too late to become a yogi! ^ Yoga for great physical, mental, and spiritual health ^ A yoga approach to aging
^ Yoga poses for muscle strength, bone strength, flexibility, and mental acuity ^ The joys of aging
Maybe you've flipped doubtfully through the pages of this book and have uneasily come to rest on this chapter. You think—you suspect that—you're just too old to do yoga. Isn't yoga for all those limber, energetic young people? Certainly not! Yoga is for everyone, and a regular yoga practice can be of immense physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefit to anyone who is experiencing some of the signs of aging (and that's most of us!). Many Indian yogis practice well into their hundreds. If yoga can help you live a longer, healthier life, then what have you got to lose?
Even if you've never sat on the floor or meditated, let alone tried the lotus position or the plough or the headstand, you can still give it a try. Let yoga work its magic on your body, your mind, and your spirit.
Senior yogis are often the wisest yogis of all, even if they're new to yoga. When you've walked the earth for a while, you understand a little more about yourself and about
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