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dc.contributor.author Krucoff, C
dc.contributor.author Carson, K
dc.contributor.author Peterson, M
dc.contributor.author Shipp, K
dc.contributor.author Krucoff, M
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-15T16:46:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20624101
dc.identifier.citation J Altern Complement Med, 2010, 16 (8), pp. 899 - 905
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3303
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Seniors age 65 and older represent the fastest-growing sector of the population and, like many Americans, are increasingly drawn to yoga. This presents both an extraordinary opportunity and a serious challenge for yoga instructors who must be both a resource and guardians of safety for this uniquely vulnerable group. A typical class of seniors is likely to represent the most diverse mix of abilities of any age group. While some may be exceedingly healthy, most fit the profile of the average older adult in America, 80% of whom have at least one chronic health condition and 50% of whom have at least two. OBJECTIVES: This article discusses the Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors program, offered since 2007 at Duke Integrative Medicine to fill a critical need to help yoga instructors work safely and effectively with the increasing number of older adults coming to yoga classes, and explores three areas that pose the greatest risk of compromise to older adult students: sedentary lifestyle, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. To provide a skillful framework for teaching yoga to seniors, we have developed specific Principles of Practice that integrate the knowledge gained from Western medicine with yogic teachings.
dc.format.extent 899 - 905
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof J Altern Complement Med
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1089/acm.2009.0501
dc.subject Aged
dc.subject Coronary Artery Disease
dc.subject Exercise
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Health Promotion
dc.subject Health Status
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Hypertension
dc.subject Life Style
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Program Evaluation
dc.subject Quality of Life
dc.subject Safety
dc.subject Self Care
dc.subject United States
dc.subject Vulnerable Populations
dc.subject Yoga
dc.title Teaching yoga to seniors: essential considerations to enhance safety and reduce risk in a uniquely vulnerable age group.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
duke.date.pubdate 2010-8-0 en_US
duke.description.endpage 905 en_US
duke.description.issue 8 en_US
duke.description.startpage 899 en_US
duke.description.volume 16 en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine en_US
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20624101
pubs.issue 8
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Faculty
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Medicine/Medicine, Cardiology
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers/Duke Clinical Research Institute
pubs.volume 16
dc.identifier.eissn 1557-7708

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