If you think that Yoga is only for the young, think again. Yoga in fact is such a holistic approach to well being that you can start it at any age. Contrary to the popular notion that Yoga only suits those who are flexible, agile and full of vitality, the truth is that this science assists people to achieve the aforementioned qualities at any age. This means that it does not matter whether you are in your 40s, 50s, or 60s; you can start Yoga anytime without any fear. The only thing to keep in mind while joining a Yoga class is to do yoga with a qualified teacher at a studio that is accessible to you and you feel good practicing at.
Now let’s look at what seniors can achieve by practicing Yoga:
More flexible and agile body
Our hectic lifestyle hardly gives us any time to exercise regularly and consequently, we start getting those nagging aches and pains after 40. People who want to avoid medicines take recourse to physical exercise, but once you are on the right side of 50, strenuous physical activity can worsen your pain instead of removing it. Yoga, on the other hand, gently brings your body back into shape. You can start with gentle Yoga that makes your body flexible enough to take part in a regular regimen. Yoga comprises an array of low impact postures that are easy on your body and that make your body more flexible and agile at the same time.
Safe exercise routine
Yoga is all about bringing your body and mind in harmony with nature. The stretching postures not only give one the flexibility to cope with daily stress, they also prove to be very gentle for your aging body. As there are no weights involved in Yoga, the chances of injury are either very low or negligible. This means that Yoga is the ideal exercise for aging people. In addition to this, Yoga involves the exercise of those body parts that no other physical routine does. For example, a simple breathing technique can strengthen your abdominal muscles and lungs at the same time. Unlike the regular cardio exercises, Yoga is particularly soft on your heart.
Stronger bone health
Bone health is the biggest concern of aging people, especially those who suffer from osteoporosis and other bone-related ailments. Conventional exercise regimens such as running and weight lifting can be very dangerous for aging people. Yoga, on the other hand, is a simple yet effective exercise that not only helps prevent injuries, but that also slows down bone density loss. The gentle twisting poses and stretches of Yoga in particular work wonders for people with osteoporosis. People suffering from pain due to an existing bone condition can also benefit a lot from Yoga.
In addition to all the above benefits, yoga creates a harmony between our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. As a result, you become more joyous and enjoy every aspect of your life. So, what are you waiting for? Simply pick up your Yoga mat and head to our yoga studio.
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