For many, getting older means aching bones and creaky joints. By moving the body in different ways we can combat some of the effects of ageing and keep healthier as we get older. One simple way to keep your body and mind in good health is through yoga for seniors.
A Place for Mom has created this brilliant infographic with some of the best yoga poses for seniors to improve their health, keep themselves flexible and boost their confidence. Yoga can rejuvenate and revitalize your body, no matter what age you are! They've been kind enough to give me permission to repost this on my blog!
Here are a few ways in which yoga is good for seniors:
- Mental health and clarity. Yoga has a positive impact on mood and mental health. It can also alleviate symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety disorder.
- Stronger joints. Yoga is an effective tool for managing pain in the joints. Studies found it to be beneficial to women with knee osteoporosis.
- Blood pressure. High blood pressure is often caused by high levels of oxidative stress, an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Practicing yoga regularly can help lower oxidative stress and therefore lower blood pressure.
What type of yoga is best for seniors?
Follow the graphics below to try out some of the best yoga poses for seniors or those who are feeling the physical effects of ageing:
Before starting any new exercise routine, it’s important to take proper precautions to stay safe and prevent injury during a workout. Be sure to speak with your doctor if you're unsure about any of these poses.