- Yoga helps keep the joints steady and flexible
- Helps maintain healthy bones and muscles
- Improves digestion and clears bowel movements
- Regulates blood pressure
- Lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Manages diabetes, arthritis, pain and inflammation
- Improves sleep quality
- Helps with depression and anxiety encouraging positive thinking
As we grow older, the efficiency of our muscular-skeletal and immune system deteriorates leading to stiffness, pain and an increased risk of diseases.
Regular practice of yoga, combining physical poses (asana), breathing techniques, mindfulness and relaxation will promote functional mobility, muscular strength and flexibility. Yoga helps improving circulation, rebalancing the nervous system and supporting a general sense of wellbeing making your life happier and more fulfilling.
It is a great way for older people to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reducing stress and anxiety. Besides it helps lowering blood pressure, protects joints, and builds strength and balance. Many reasons for people of all ages to do it.
The Chair Yoga class
Chair yoga is a practice tailored for the specific needs of the clients. It's a combination of seated and standing postures and even frail seniors or those who aren’t very flexible can safely do the exercises.
Neck roll, cow stretch, seated forward bend, eagle arms, seated spinal twist are all chair yoga asanas that have immense benefits. Not only they will increase the flexibility in the body but they will also improve the body balance and co-ordination.
Breathing exercises will then strengthen the respiratory muscles and the final deep relaxation will allow the assimilations of the benefits of the poses into the system, relieving tensions and making you feel lighter and happier.
Last but not least, Yoga is a fun sociable activity. It gives you the opportunity to relate to others encouraging social interactions. Spending time with other people on a regular basis can help improve your overall mood and reduce feelings of isolation.
"OLD" is when you give up ... until then ... you are Fabulous
We don't stop exercising because we grow old. We grow old because we stop exercising