"The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships" T.K.V. Desikachar
Yoga is not only safe for older practitioners, but also effective in keeping the mind and body in good health.
Many seniors are searching for ways to improve their quality of life and remain active as they enter midlife and later years. A complete health system, yoga not only restores vitality to the body, but also expands the mind and soul.
Yoga transforms the years after 50 from a time of deterioration to one of increased perspective and illumination. Beginning a yoga practice as an older adult can be intimidating, especially if you’re out of shape or working with health conditions. starting a gentle practice can be an excellent way to stay active and lower stress levels. Yoga can have a number of benefits for people over 50, from healthy bones to flexibility to anxiety relief.
Ninety-four-year-old yogi Tao Porchon-Lynch swears by yoga as a way to maintain a positive attitude, relieve stress and age gracefully. Try to do yoga at least once per week. As you get more experienced, you might want to increase your yoga sessions. (Blondes & Brunettes & MEN all welcome.)