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Empowered Aging

Ellen Saltonstall

Cover Designer: Mark Gerber

Publisher: Emerald Lake Books

Publication Date: January 2, 2024

ISBN: 978-1-945847-74-5

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Book Description:

Do you want to remain strong and active throughout your life?

Embrace the journey of remaining active while aging. This comprehensive guide by seasoned yoga therapist Ellen Saltonstall offers a fresh perspective on living with courage, vitality and grace.

Drawing from the wisdom of yoga, this book provides professional guidance, gentle adaptations, and compassionate support to improve your bone health, strength and balance while enhancing your overall well-being so you can enjoy the fullness of life at any age.

Each chapter is filled with simple and easy-to-follow instructions that can be done from the comfort of your own home. The expert advice makes this book an invaluable resource for those seeking to reclaim their vigor.

Whether you’re new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, Empowered Aging will inspire you to take control of your health and embrace your golden years with confidence.

What Others Are Saying

Empowered Aging is an authoritative and accessible guide to practicing yoga safely as you age. With crystal-clear instructions, as well as pointers to adapt and refine, this book is a must-have for practitioners and teachers alike. If you want to reap the wide-ranging benefits of yoga for vibrant and healthy aging—or if you teach people who do—get this book!

—Barrie Risman, author of Evolving Your Yoga

I’ve been studying yoga with Ellen Saltonstall since 2001 and credit what I’ve learned from her for being in good shape now at almost eighty. When I’ve taken a class with someone else over these twenty-two years, Ellen’s teachings about anatomy and alignment have helped me stay safe and get the maximum benefit from each pose.

—Joan Rothchild Hardin, PhD, clinical psychologist in private practice

Ellen Saltonstall’s statement at the beginning of Empowered Aging about yoga being “adaptable to different needs” is exactly how she teaches yoga for aging clients in this concise and informative book. I have studied with Ellen and in her book she pays just as much attention to detail and physical safety as she does in her studio. The poses she describes in the book have helped me move my osteoporosis numbers! I highly recommend it.

—Joyce Cohen, actor

Yoga has tremendous potential for helping us to maintain strength and balance as we age, both physically and emotionally. In Empowered Aging, longtime teacher Ellen Saltonstall makes these benefits accessible to people of all ages and ability levels, enabling you to begin with the yoga poses that are right for you, to modify your current practices as you experience age-related changes, and to progress at your own pace. This is truly empowering!

—Nina Zolotow, coauthor of Yoga for Healthy Aging and author of Yoga for Times of Change

If you are looking to enjoy the many age-defying benefits of yoga, Empowered Aging is for you! Ellen Saltonstall is a rare and gifted yoga teacher, who combines decades of study and teaching of yoga with a unique ability to make it enjoyable, inspiring and effective, no matter what your previous experience level is. Yoga is not a one-size-fits-all, and with the knowledge in this book, Ellen empowers the reader to make yoga their own and guides us brilliantly into that wonderful journey of transformation that is yoga.

—Eva Norlyk Smith, president of YogaUOnline

Project Info

Ellen Saltonstall came to us after hearing about Emerald Lake Books from someone else and seeing some of the other books we’ve published. This was not her first book, so she had a good idea of what to expect and what to look for in deciding on her choice of publisher. So we were honored when she chose to work with us on Empowered Aging.

While the project ended up a bit larger in its scope than originally planned, we’re very pleased with the finished product. The time spent getting the poses in the photos just right and ensuring the instructions and photos supported one another was monumental. But Ellen’s love for her subject matter and dedication to her students shines through on every page.

May you enjoy Empowered Aging in good health!

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