We here at Clarendon Live-In Care firmly believe it’s never too late to start getting the benefits of exercise. Yoga for seniors is a great way to help enhance physical strength and general wellbeing. The breathing, meditation and stretching techniques learned in yoga can in particular provide many benefits for older ladies and gentlemen. It can also help improve flexibility, balance, general mobility as well as helping lower stress levels and improve sleep.
This article sets out the many benefits of yoga for older people and outlines a number of types of yoga for older men and women (including chair yoga which is growing ever more popular). It also provides some details about entry-level yoga positions and discusses what everyone should do before starting out with any yoga routine.
The Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults
Yoga cultivates a mind-body connection, combining stretching and strengthening postures with deep breathing and relaxation. Because the poses (or asanas) can easily be adapted to suit an individual’s needs, yoga is safe for older people of all fitness or ability levels. It can be an excellent way to keep the body strong and healthy without the joint stress that comes from other activities like weightlifting or jogging. And it’s never too late to begin: You can start yoga at any age. (Just be sure to clear it with your doctor before you begin.)
Here are some of the benefits of yoga for older men and women:
Many of our live-in carers are knowledgeable in personal fitness for older people and can offer a wealth or knowledge and advice. Please get in touch with out office team to arrange live-in care for you or your loved one.