Yoga For Seniors
About the Course
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, you're never too old to enjoy the benefits of yoga. For seniors who are are looking for a safe and effective way to enhance your physical and mental wellness, this class is for you!
Some benefits include:
Improved balance: Many yoga poses for seniors will focus on strengthening the abdominal muscles and improve core stability. This can help you become steadier on your feet and reduce your risk of falls and injury. Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors and yoga helps provide the tools needed for improved mobility to help you get around more easily.
Improved flexibility and Joint Health: Holding yoga poses for several breaths encourages your muscles and connective tissues to relax and loosen which can increase your range of motion. Increased flexibility can also help prevent or alleviate current pain associated with movement. Flexibility exercises are extremely beneficial if your joints tend to be achy or stiff.
Enhanced breathing: The breathing practices done during a yoga class (known as pranayama) can expand your lung capacity and improve pulmonary health. Breathing practices also relieve the stress that causes hypertension, which can lead to not needing as many medications on a daily basis.
Stronger bones: for older men and women, a consistent yoga practice that includes weight-bearing postures can help increase bone density and increase strength and prevent injury. Yoga has been shown to prevent the onset of osteoporosis, especially in post-menopausal women.
Allevieate aches and pains: Even if you have some physical limitations, Yoga for Seniors can help to ease the aches and pains associated with aging. Breathing practices can help you to learn how to deal with any chronic pain that you may be dealing with.
Reduced anxiety and stress: Meditation and breathing practices are tailored to help you focus on the present moment and help you find a sense of peace. Yoga helps to reduce anxiety, lower your heart rate and blood pressure and can help you breathe easier.
Improved sleep: Yoga for seniors is very relaxing and can help alleviate sleep disturbances which are common complaints among older adults.