Yoga for Better Balance from Howard VanEs and Dr. Rick Harvey is a comprehensive guide that aims to help people improve their balance and stability to reduce their risk of falling, which sends more than 800,000 people to hospitals every year, according to the CDC.

“Maintaining and improving physical balance throughout your lifespan is critical for sustaining independence, confidence, mobility, overall well-being, and perhaps most importantly, for avoiding falls—which all too often lead to life-altering or life-ending outcomes,” explains VanEs, who has been teaching yoga for more than 26 years.

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A unique feature inside Yoga for Better Balance is a self-test that helps readers identify areas where their balance may be compromised—providing valuable insight into specific places that need attention and guiding readers toward a tailored yoga practice. 

The book provides step-by-step instructions, plenty of accompanying photos and options for beginners as well as experienced yoga practitioners to make the postures and exercises accessible to people of all skill levels. Physical therapists can use the guide to help their clients.

Yoga for Better Balance book cover
Yoga for Better Balance book cover. Photo: courtesy of authors, publisher

Yoga for Better Balance also offers simple lifestyle suggestions that can make a significant difference for improving balance and reducing the risk of falls. From looking at wear points on shoes, to sleep habits, to living environments, a variety of practical tips will help keep readers safe while improving overall health.

“Whether you’re a senior looking to enhance your quality of life, an experienced yoga practitioner wanting to deepen your practice or an athlete seeking improved performance, Yoga for Better Balance offers an effective and thoughtful approach for enhancing stability, strength, flexibility and vitality,” Harvey adds.

Yoga for Better Balance: Improve Balance * Reduce the Risk of Falls * Feel More Confident in Your Body * Enhance Vitality & Wellbeing

Publisher: Let’s Write Books Inc.

Release Date: October 27, 2023 

ISBN-10: ‎0997118571

ISBN-13: ‎978-0997118575

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Featured image: Yoga for Better Balance book cover. Photo: courtesy of authors, publisher