Improve your strength, mobility, joint health, and more as you age with these 7 gentle yoga poses for seniors…
Aging – no matter how gracefully we do it – inevitably comes with some aches and pains, along with other age-related issues. While we may not be able to completely avoid these issues as we age, the good news is that by making good lifestyle choices, we can lessen their impact on our lives and enjoy our later years more. Yoga, for example, is a great form of exercise for seniors. It’s low-impact on your joints, and can help maintain strength, mobility and bone density, reduce the risk of falls and injury, and even improve mental health.
There are many yoga poses that can be very helpful for those in their later years, and it is up to each person to listen to your own body and tailor your yoga practice to your individual fitness level and ability.
However, in general, these 7 poses can all be very beneficial for seniors:
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- Upward Salute
- Eases back pain and stiffness
- Tree Pose
- Improves balance and coordination
- Child’s Pose
- Regulates digestion
- Hero Pose
- Encourages good circulation
- Mountain Pose
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Promotes comfort and relaxation
- Seated Spinal Twist
- Supports those with low mobility
Click the links above for tutorials for each pose, or see the infographic below for more on these great yoga poses for seniors:
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