Aging Gracefully: Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults

Aging Gracefully: Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults

Posted by: #Chels

Chronic pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, digestive issues to name a few, are ailments we all face as we get older. Staying heathy and maintaining a regular active lifestyle while dealing with new physical issues can be a challenge. Yoga can help!

The practice of yoga can be modified to achieve the full benefits for any body type or physical stress. The low impact nature, relaxing body awareness, and focus on core strength and flexibility is proven beneficial for older adults.

Many studies showing postures, flows, and breath reduce stress and anxiety are sited by the Mayo Clinic. This relief in stress and anxiety alone helps aid in the care of high blood pressure, constipation, diabetes, asthmas, depression, and insomnia.

Bone density and circulation a concern? Yoga is proven to help here as well. Take for instance Downward Dog. This pose alone will help with both while also aiding in flushing toxins from the body.

Downward Dog Mods

 

 

 

 

Here are some ways which we modify

Downward Dog to work for anyone and everyone.

 

 

 

 

Balance and flexibility are increasingly a concern as we age and our bodies change. A regular yoga practice will not just improve both areas but bring a student awareness to them within their body, Aiding in daily function.

If you would like to give yoga a try, or pick up your practice from years ago, please come and join us! Props are available for all physical ailments so don’t be shy. 302.421.2012 or email #Chels

 

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