Improved mental acuity, increased flexibility, decreased menopausal discomfort and improved strength are just a few of the benefits of practicing yoga as you get older. My 91-year old client began yoga at 90 and looks forward to her weekly sessions with excitement. This healing practice can be modified to accommodate your current fitness level with the use of chairs, straps, blocks or everyday items and surfaces in your home. Sessions can be 30-60 minutes based on your current fitness and mobility levels.
According to the Yoga Journal: “With age, stiffness sets in as the spine compresses and we lose joint mobility and balance, as well as muscle and bone mass. By age 50, too much sitting and years of bad posture commonly result in neck and back problems. Sometimes, the assaults of time can happen even in very active people, such as in the case of osteoarthritis in older runners. “Yoga is the antidote to the stiffness that settles into the body with the passage of time,” says Suza Francina, author of The New Yoga for People Over 50, a pioneer in the field of teaching yoga to seniors. Francina explains that yoga counters the effects of gravity by lengthening the spine, opening the posture (and chest) and moving each joint through its full range of movement”.
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