Yoga for Seniors

When your age progresses, you can still practice yoga to maintain internal organs and hormonal system function.

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Why should Seniors do Yoga?

Yoga is so far the most beneficial for people regarding both physical and mental health. Especially, when your age progresses, you can keep doing yoga to maintain internal organs and hormonal system function. The only difference to notice is How You Do, rather than How Much You Do yoga poses.

In fact, there are several yoga lectures designed for seniors, who are over 55, to practice regularly. Most of the exercises, however, are not very different from those for young and adults. The main things are LESS TIME and EFFORT spent. While adults do yoga constantly everyday, seniors may only should practice 2-3 times per week. In addition, you just need to perform the postures right, no need to hold it for a while. Rest should be available after every pose to maintain good stamina.

“The main things are LESS TIME and EFFORT spent”
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yoga chair

For those who have trouble with back and cannot stand still for a long time, there are special asanas such as yoga chair, lying down which requires almost no effort. Yoga chair includes poses which can be done while sitting on the chair, which aims at relaxing the neck and back muscles, as well as releasing pent up stress. This asana can be applied for office-workers, who spend most time sitting, to perform during break.

“Yoga chair can be applied for those who cannot stand for a long time”

Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

  • Maintain the steady joints and flexibility
  • Reduces stress, anxiety & depression
  • Keep healthy bones and muscles
  • Improves digestion and other internal organs
  • Improves overall health and reduced risk for disease
  • Regulates blood pressure

Yoga helps maintain healthy bones and improve  immune system.