More and more seniors have been turning to yoga for a complete balance for the body and mind. The ever growing popularity of yoga has taken the senior community by storm and has become what can only be called a new and improved lifestyle.
They say yoga helps to reduce anxiety, lowering your heart rate, blood pressure, and helping you breathe easier. This can be attributed to the low impact way of exercising and strengthening muscles. Yoga has even been reported to improve sleeping habits. This relaxing way of exercising for seniors has become a way of life for many and continues to thrive across the world.
As we age, it is important to incorporate a healthy and active lifestyle through physical activity and yoga will offer that slow and gentle approach for a safe workout.
What Benefits Can Yoga Offer Seniors?
Let’s take a quick look at the 4 major effects and benefits of yoga can have on anybody, but more importantly the benefits that seniors can expect from incorporating yoga on a regular routine.
Balance: Many instructors of yoga have stressed that one of the major benefits of continuous participation will help with one’s balance. The repetitive transitions, increased strength and movement all contribute to better balance while performing yoga.
Strength: Believe it or not, many of the poses performed by doing yoga require a tremendous amount of strength to hold and balance. If you were to add a few yoga workouts to your weekly routine it can offer you a great way of strengthening your body in all levels.
Posture: Practicing proper posture is important for everyone but as we age it becomes more difficult to maintain a good posture. Yoga has been known to offer its recipients a benefit of just that. Many instructors can help you target some important poses to help increase your posture.
Attitude: Exercising on any level can help offer a better mood or mindset, but yoga has steadily become the king of increasing your mood or attitude. Let’s face it, not too many physical exercises will offer a way of relaxation and mood setting.
Posing For Yoga or A Selfie?
Yoga is great for everyone, it is something you can do in the comfort of your own home, with a group at the park or with that special friend. No matter how you are able to perform yoga, one thing is certain you will never be left guessing on how to pose for your health
Pose For Senior Protection & Win
Senior Protection would love to see your pose towards health and fitness. If you pose for yoga, pose for a selfie or even just pose for fun? Send us a photo so we can include it in our next issue on the Senior Protection website. You may be selected to feature in our next blog and win a special prize.
Have fun, stay safe and participate in healthy habits.
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