Are you new to Yoga?
Whatever your age or fitness level, yoga is one of the best ways to stay healthy, look good, and feel great. But, if you're new to yoga, it can be hard to know where to start. Don’t let yourself feel intimidated; just remember a few simple hints, and you'll be well on your way to practicing a fun and rewarding yoga for beginners workout.
The great thing about yoga is that it can be done anytime, anywhere, with very few accessories. All you need is to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and a non-slip yoga mat.
More than anything, though, yoga beginners need patience and an open mind. With a little determination, you'll feel the results in no time.
Yoga for Seniors
Yoga for Seniors, Aging Adults and Limited Mobility
Yoga for seniors, aging adults and those with limited mobility is offered at Senior Residences or private Yoga in your home.
Aging is a fact of life -- this is out of our control. However, we can maintain and improve our quality of life as we age!
Increased flexibility and mobility – Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors, and yoga enables you to build your strength and mobility, allowing you to get around more safely. The slow, measured movements involved with yoga poses can lead to better balance and movement, which can also help prevent falls.
Stronger bones - Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone cannot keep up with the removal of old bone. Yoga for seniors can help prevent the onset of osteoporosis, which causes bones to become brittle or weak.
Lower stress levels – Yoga not only offers a relaxing way to let go of tension you are holding in your body, but it has also been known to help relieve some of the stresses that lead to hypertension, which in turn leads to not needing as many medications on a daily basis. Yoga also helps reduce anxiety, lowering your heart rate, blood pressure, and helping you breathe easier.
Improved sleeping habits - Seniors often report they have trouble falling or staying asleep. Because yoga for seniors can be relaxing, many individuals report that they are sleeping longer and more soundly.
Lessen the risk of depression – The combination of movement, breathing and meditation can create an overall sense of well-being and boost your mood. Plus, because yoga is done in a class setting with your peers, you are getting the benefit of staying socially active, as well.
Improved concentration and memory - Studies have shown Yoga has been proven to improve concentration, focus and increase memory retention.
Does not require any specialized equipment - can be done in a chair or even a bed.