Age Like a Yogi

Age Like a Yogi:

A Heavenly Path to a Dazzling Third Act

“Iris was nearing eighty when I knew her, and I was a freshly minted twenty-one. A veteran traveler on the spiritual path, she had the glow that we think requires youth and good lighting, but hers came from the inside. We all have this essence, what Robert Browning called the ‘imprisoned splendor,’ but we forget it or ignore it or no one ever told us it was there. Yogic tradition has it that this forgetting is the root cause of illness, and it can certainly render the aging process a discouraging downhill slide. Or we can see life as a spiritual adventure and aging as spiritual practice. We can choose to grow older the way Iris did it. Each of us has the glorious option to age like a yogi.”

So begins my newest work. Its official publication date is January 14, 2025, and it is already available for preorder. The publisher is Monkfish Book Publishing Company. (I’ll now share a publisher with my Compassion Consortium Colleague, Rev. Sarah Bowe whose books, Spiritual Rebel and Sacred Sendoffs, are with Monkfish.) I love the process of publishing. It’s a divine collaboration of committed professionals and the end result is, to my mind, something sacred—a book that will reach people and change people, in some cases doing that beyond the lifespans of those involved.

This book, Age Like a Yogi, is for people—mostly women; women read my books and are drawn to these topics—who want to age exquisitely. It’s made up of 40 compact chapters delving into ayurvedic health and healing for the body, and yoga philosophy and practice for the soul. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” is the medical and lifestyle tradition that grew up alongside yoga in ancient India. It is still recognized by the World Health Organization as a viable healthcare system.

I’ve been around yoga since I found three books on the subject in the Kansas City Public Library when I was seventeen. Even then I had a sense that these ancient teachings were effortlessly adaptable, both to the world in any era and to us at any age. Remarkably, embracing yoga can help us both delay physiological aging and deal with the forward march of time.

It will be surprising to some that only one of this book’s 40 chapters has to do with asana, postures, the physical practices that we in the West think of when we hear the term yoga. In fact, yoga is rich spiritual practice.

Patanjali, the sage who codified its teachings some two thousand years ago, defined yoga as “quieting the fluctuations of the mind.” The postures came later as a means to help create a body that could sit comfortably for long periods of meditation.

Age Like a Yogi invites people over 50 to look at the decades of maturity as a grand adventure, sustained by healthful living and enriched by an inner journey that never gets old.

If you like the cow on my tank top, the shirt is from my lovely colleague Holly Skodis and her company, Yoga Is Vegan  — check out her podcast, too.

You can preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online from:

Amazon U.S.

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK


Presales mean the world in giving new books a great start in life, and if you’d consider ordering now, I’d love to include you in an exclusive Age Like a Yogi all-day seminar to celebrate the book’s January 14 pub date. This event will be via Zoom with the recording available should you not be able to attend live.

We’ll cover in this New Year/New You seminar:

  • An exploration of the concept of aging like a yogi
  • How to live in a way that gives us the best shot at health and vitality as long as we live
  • A dive into ayurvedic self-care: learning your dosha (body type), and suggestions on daily routine and living in harmony with nature
  • How to care for vata dosha, which increases in everyone in the post-50 decades and looks like signs of aging
  • Ways to build a spiritual foundation that helps us understand through and through that we are more than our body and mind, and that there is purpose and meaning woven through our lives
  • Interactive sessions of gentle yoga asanas, pranayama (breathing) and meditation

Mark your calendar:
Sunday, January 12, 2025
11 am to 6 pm Eastern Time
(8-3 PT, 9-4 MT, 10-5 CT, 4-11 GMT)

To receive the Zoom code, preorder your copy and forward your receipt to Marie Dore, [email protected].

I’m here with legendary yogini Sharon Gannon, cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga and coauthor of Jivamukti Yoga, The Art of Yoga, and Yoga and Veganism.

Sharon-ji also kindly agreed to write the foreword for Age Like a Yogi.


Yoga’s reason for being is to guide us home, back to our true identity that is ageless and eternal.

Victoria Moran

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