With the expertise of 82-yr old Mary Cavanaugh and 79-yr old Paula Montalvo, both Registered Yoga Teachers, YogaJP worked with these wonderful teachers to create Senior Yoga videos based on their personal experience as seniors who understand the physical and mental changes that come with age.
Senior Yoga Benefits
- Increases circulation – Range of motion movements in the feet, legs, knees, hips, shoulders and elbows help the general well-being and function of the heart.
- Aids heart and lung functions – The breathing techniques used in this approach are very effective for people with emphysema and asthma and aid in heart function.
- Improves mental clarity – Following the directions and guidance of a yoga teacher challenges the brain and supports the mind/body connection for better mental processing.
- Reduces aches and pains – Gentle movements lubricate and nourish the joints and connective tissue to ease the pain of arthritis and other neuromuscular conditions.
Afraid you will fall over and lose your balance trying Yoga? Seniors find they can balance, strengthen and stretch more when using a chair for support. That’s why Chair Yoga has become so popular for Seniors and people with physical limitations. It is an easy and effective way to get all the benefits from yoga with confidence.