Yoga is one of the best forms of movement for older adults. Your practice can be rigorous or restorative or somewhere in between. You can practice seated, supine or standing and achieve a variety of benefits. What really matters is your enjoyment and the cumulative benefits that you will experience from a consistent practice of Yoga.
Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice
Stressed out? Yoga reduces stress because it helps you RELAX and release tension.
Anxious? Yoga can help reduce anxiety, lower your heart rate, blood pressure and help you breathe easier.
Trouble sleeping? Yoga can help you sleep better because it facilitates relaxation and reduces stress. When you feel less stress you might find yourself sleeping more soundly for longer hours.
Worried about osteoporosis? Yoga can help strengthen your bones and help prevent the onset of osteoporosis.
Feeling tired and cranky? Yoga can improve your mood and increase your energy levels. Yoga is a natural way to release serotonin, the happy hormone.
Worried about injury and falling? Yoga can help you improve your balance, increase flexibility and improve strength which can help prevent falls and injury.
There are so many options available to practice yoga. Find a class in your community or a virtual class and get started today.