Getting older presents many gifts including maturity, grace, wisdom, experience, and perspective, to name a few. Growing older can also carry many challenges.
Physically, it becomes harder to keep extra weight off , over one third of adults 65 and older obese. Risk of life threatening illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint pain, arthritis, stress etc. A regular yoga practice is full of exercises that help to build muscles, thereby making daily activities and life in general easier. It helps to improve balance and stability. Not only can these low-impact moves loosen their muscles, yoga postures also tone their supporting muscles and helps prevent injury.
As stress is main factor for blood pressure and sleep disorders, breathing techniques and meditation bring more mindfulness creating a sense of connectedness , a feeling of empowerment. Yoga also improves sleep, reduces signs of depression and improves the way we breathe.
Yoga is a great way for seniors to improve their posture, balance and even their mood too.