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Fitness for Elders

Fitness for Elders

The following poses can be modified for beginners, older adults and those with chronic conditions. not in any sequential order, they should give you an idea of what you can expect to learn from an experienced yoga instructor.
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others. Not doing any physical activity can be bad for you, no matter your age or health condition. If you're 65 years of age or older, are generally fit, and have no limiting health conditions you can follow the guidelines listed.
The idea that older adult are involved in yoga shouldn't really come as a surprise. One reason that a great number of older adults are showing up at yoga studios is because their doctors have recommended it. Researchers have found that regular practice led to reduced incidence of chronic back pain; improved sleep quality and mood; a better sense of well-being and quality of life; improvement in hearth health, rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes; and greater overall physical fitness. For information on how to properly select a class for your needs, click the link below.

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