Beginner Yoga for Over 50s

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Are You Looking at Starting Yoga in Your 50s?”

yoga for over 50s

If you’ve never done yoga before, the thought of starting over age 50 may seem daunting. However, yoga is far from being a “one size fits all” type of activity, as you can modify it to fit your needs without hassle.

In fact, everyone should be performing yoga, especially as you age; since it can play an important role in helping you maintain flexibility and strength through a range of low impact movements.

Strengthening the bones, muscles and increasing your flexibility skills improves mobility in aging, one of the key considerations for all adults heading into their seniors years.

 

Check out these yoga poses for elderly beginners

Yoga is also an excellent mind-body exercise that greatly lowers stress, which is a culprit in numerous chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, obesity and even dementia conditions, such as Alzheimer’s.

Even better yet, yoga is free, as you do not require expensive equipment, and can be done in the comfort of your home. Not sure where to start? Join a yoga class, or hire a personal yoga trainer.

Here are some of the best yoga poses for healthier aging, incorporate these into your routine to get maximum benefits of yoga:

The Warrior Pose

The warrior pose is a great standing pose that helps increase strength of the leg muscles, as well as improving bone density (as standing is known for doing). In addition, this pose also boosts flexibility in the hip region and inner thighs.

To perform:
• Stand with feet shoulder distance apart, with arms down to the sides.
• Turn to one side, and step your foot out about 3 to 4 feet, on the same side. Rotate your foot about 90 degrees.
• Raise your arms while inhaling, to shoulder height.
• Exhale, and simultaneously bend the outstretched leg to a position as close to parallel to the floor as possible.
• Keep your other leg straight, and hold pose for 30 seconds.
• Repeat with the other leg.

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