Book Review: Yoga to Stay Young by Rachel Scott

Stay Flexible and Fit for Life―Practical Yoga for Any Age

Now, you don’t have to take a yoga class to learn how to relieve pain, improve posture, and feel healthy. Yoga to Stay Young is the perfect, practical guide for active seniors who want to start from square one to build strength and gain flexibility for a lifetime.

From simple neck stretches to more advanced moves like the downward-facing dog and the tree pose, you’ll explore beginner-friendly poses guided by clear, color illustrations. You’ll perfect your form, find balance, get stronger, and manage pain. Yoga to Stay Young can help you get the most out of your new yoga journey. Yoga is a practice that can be tailored to everybody―all ages and physical ability levels. It’s never too late to learn these helpful poses and embrace a healthier lifestyle.

This essential yoga book includes:

  • Get the facts―Discover the science behind yoga and learn how different poses can help with nagging pain and injuries.
  • Master more than 40 poses―Follow step-by-step instructions for fundamental yoga poses―including low-impact chair yoga―organized by the parts of the body you’ll be isolating.
  • Step up to sequences―Combine multiple poses into a simple series that can train your body for specific tasks and types of yoga movement.

Balance your way to healing and body bliss with this complete yoga guide for seniors.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

After having neck surgery last summer, I wasn’t able to do much of anything for a few weeks until my bone was fused with the hardware that was placed in my neck. Since then, I’ve had trouble getting back my pre-surgery strength. Yoga to Stay Young is helping me do that! I’ve started with some of the beginning poses and plan on working my way up.

The instructions are simple enough for me to understand and at the beginning it explains the importance of the correct posture for the poses. Each pose tells what area(s) it is good for and reminders about the pose.

I like the last part, the sequences, the most. It lists suggested sequences of poses for everyday activities like waking up or playing cards or playing golf. It also has sequences for aches and pains which is helpful to overcome pain.

Yoga to Stay Young is a great book to get if you want to learn yoga, get moving, or stay moving.

About the Author

Rachel is an author, yoga teacher, speaker, and educational nerd based in Vancouver, BC. When she’s not cheerleading her students to better relationships, she loves helping yoga teachers find their voice and develop their skills. As an educational designer, she supports passionate yogis and studio owners create dynamic and effective educational experiences. She has taught over twenty 200-hour yoga teacher trainings.

A dual citizen of Canada and the United States, you can often find her in Texas at her parents’ farm where she tries to pet the chickens. She sings opera for fun.
E-RYT 500; BA Columbia University; Masters of Fine Arts, Acting; Masters of Science, Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Yoga to Stay Young by Rachel Scott

  1. andestrega March 4, 2020 / 7:38 am

    This is amazing! I am so glad it’s helping you. I am a huge yoga lover and believe that if you can get into yoga and practice it consistently, you’ll be healthier for much longer.

    I sit at a desk all day, so I have put on the lbs. and just felt all around out of shape. One day I realized, like, when’s the last time I actually did anything physical?!

    I used to do yoga a decade ago, and remembered how great I always felt, so I recently started going again and it has improved my physical and emotional well being tremendously.

    I hope this helps you post-surgery for a healthy neck and body! 🙂

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    • sleepygirl2 March 4, 2020 / 11:56 am

      Thank you! The only time I even thought about trying yoga was several years ago when there were some yoga poses on my Wii. Unfortunately, they were ones that required good balance which I’ve always had difficulty with. I gave up and this is the first time I’ve seriously started to do yoga. I hope you’re able to keep up with it as well. 🙂

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