Yoga for Seniors

Yoga For Seniors
Gentle Yoga is suitable people of all ages, but can be especially helpful for seniors. Gentle movement and stretching through beginners yoga poses can reduce swelling in joints while increasing joint mobility and improves balance which helps in reducing falls. Seniors Yoga improves cardiovascular health, aids digestion and elimination, improves sleep and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. It has also been shown to speed the recovery from surgery and also aid in the grieving process.

Yoga poses or stretches should never hurt; release the stretch if it is causing any pain.

The following beginner yoga classes are a perfect place to start for seniors:

A Great Yoga Class for Seniors
Stretch Class for Beginners I 

Time: 23 mins 54 secs
This classmoves through a series of poses that stretch mainly the upper body - the spine, shoulders, neck and back.
 

Stretch Class for Beginners II
Time: 20 mins 56 secs
This class flows seamlessly through poses that target the tight areas around the shoulders, neck and upper back.

 

Gentle Yoga for the Neck
Time: 9 mins 39 secs
This short beginners yoga class takes you through how to stretch all of the major muscle groups of the neck, including those that are commonly responsible for headaches.
 

Restorative Yoga: Letting Go Through Stillness and Stretch
Time: 36 mins 8 secs
Do this Restorative yoga class before bed, just after work, in the middle of a busy day... you will sleep better, focus more easily and feel a warm relaxation spread throughout your body.

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Gentle Yoga is suitable people of all ages, but can be especially helpful for seniors. Gentle movement and stretching through beginners yoga poses can reduce swelling in joints while increasing joint mobility and improves balance which helps in reducing falls.

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