As we get older, it can become increasingly difficult to incorporate physical activity into our daily routine. Common exercises such as jogging, biking or weight lifting might not be possible due to the physical limitations that come with age. Or perhaps you (or a loved one) is recovering from a recent heart attack or other ailment that requires rest and minimal exertion. Whatever the case may be, consider yoga for seniors who have the desire to stay active and healthy in body and mind.
At Unique Yoga Events we offer classes geared to benefit those age 65 and over. Instead of focusing on challenging poses, yoga for seniors is a relaxing way to maintain health and prevent injury while engaging in safe, physical exercise. Though some might consider yoga to be for the younger generation, there are plenty of benefits for seniors as well:
- Increased flexibility– Yoga helps seniors maintain mobility by easing muscle joint and stiffness. Regular low-impact stretching exercises can also help to prevent osteoarthritis, a common joint condition, and ease the pain of existing bone conditions.
- Improve circulation- Yoga has been proven to lower the heart rate and get the blood pumping. This is an important benefit for seniors with any kind of cardiovascular problems.
- Stress Relief- No matter what your age, we can all benefit from some quiet ‘me time’ and relaxation. The spiritual and meditative side of yoga can calm the mind and help to re-energize the body.
For our senior students we offer meditation, chair yoga and gentle yoga classes. The staff at Unique Yoga Events is always happy to consult with potential students about the health benefits of yoga and whether or not it’s right for you. We emphasize safety as a top priority in all of our classes and we will customize each class to suit the needs of our students.
For more information about yoga for seniors in the North, South and Central New Jersey areas, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 973-820-8904.