Posted by: yoga librarian | September 22, 2009

Yoga at any age

 A recent Yoga Journal e-newsletter featured an arcticle titled “Forever Young,” about older adults doing yoga.

http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/2669

Peggy Cappy, creator of  the Yoga for the Rest of Us DVDs, was quoted throughout the article.  If you don’t know her work, please buy or rent the DVDs.

Peggy has been teaching a Gentle Stretch class in Peterborough, NH for over 20 years. Many of her students are in their 70s, 80s, and 90s.

I had the privilege of observing the class during a teacher training course with Peggy this summer. Her older students are amazing – active,  joyful. If they hadn’t told me their ages, I would have guessed much younger ages.

Peggy Cappys Yoga for the Rest of Us

Peggy Cappy's Yoga for the Rest of Us

When prospective students ask if I think they are too old or too inflexible to begin yoga, I always tell them about Peggys’ students.

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