You might not know much about yoga, or maybe you do a practice every morning and evening. Either way, yoga is a wonderful form of low-impact exercise that focuses on breathing, balance, and making small but noticeable improvements. One of the best things about yoga is that you don’t have to be in a particular physical condition to participate and to reap the benefits of a practice!
Yoga is a great option for seniors who are experiencing any kind of back or joint pain. It also improves balance, reduces anxiety, and can help lower high blood pressure.
Another great benefit of yoga is that it encourages mindfulness. A lot of yoga practices will start out with an intention. Simply put, the “intention” is a way to focus your thoughts so that as you move throughout the yoga practice, you are aware of what kind of baggage or stress you brought with you, and you can also be aware of letting the stress go and start to notice how those things really do impact your health!
So go ahead and follow along with the video below, and get to work on these nice and easy stretches! You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel after just 30 minutes.