"As if some sort of sign from above, a yoga book landed on my desk this week. Boomer Yoga: Energizing the Years Ahead for Men & Women comes out this month. It's from Beryl Bender Birch, author of the best-selling Power Yoga. Her timing couldn't be better. Birch says the book is for those 78 million of us of a certain age - dare I say middle? - and it takes us through the eight yoga steps, beginning with the postures (asana) and ending with meditation (dhyana) - You certainly have to be impressed by Birch's optimism. She promises if we do an easy 40 minutes of yoga a day, three or four days a week, we'll quickly "move toward happiness and contentment." That's less time than happy hour takes and sounds like a better investment than anything being offered on Wall Street these days. " -- Craig Wilson "USA Today"