Yoga is Ageless – Seniors Welcome!
Not only are seniors welcome to join yoga classes, many studios and community centers around the country offer yoga sessions designed specifically to meet the needs of older individuals. Even if you have arthritis, difficulty moving or are afraid of falling, this is still a recommended exercise for you. No matter what kind of senior care Monroe LA agencies such as Always Best Care already offer, their professionals know that exercise is always beneficial.
Perhaps you used to enjoy dance aerobic exercise classes or even run marathons but those days have slipped away. Without really noticing it, your exercise is now limited to walking the dog or a turn around the local shopping mall. You know you need to be fit and healthy if you are going to continue living in your own home and participating in community activities with your friends. However, even the word “exercise” seems too strenuous for the current shape of your body these days, there are still less strenuous physical activities to consider.
If that’s where your head is, it’s definitely time to consider yoga. You are only as old or young as you agree to be. Start thinking more positively about fitness and your body will be right there too. Just as yoga helps you stretch and release the tension in your body, it also allows you to free your mind to think creatively and dream again.
Yoga for seniors is all about gentle stretches and calm, peaceful thoughts. If you do have a mobility impairment, the various poses and movements can be adapted for maximum benefit without causing any harm. In fact, you will gradually see a physical improvement that allows you to be even more active. There are many benefits, especially physically, including:
- Increased flexibility
- Strengthened back
- Improved balance
- Increased focus and concentration
- Improved memory
- Increased bone density
If you don’t want to try this on your own, find a friend who is willing to join a class with you although you will probably make new friends at your first session. Check out what sessions are available in yoga studios or as part of programs for elderly care Monroe LA community centers offer. Some seniors prefer to begin learning yoga at home one-on-one.
Perhaps you want more information on the benefits of yoga as a senior’s fitness regime or want to find out how it fits into in-home care such as housekeeping, a sitting service or personal care. If so, the professionals at Always Best Care can help you. Contact the local Always Best Care owners, Kandace Stroo or Kristen Lambrecht at 318-322-2223 or [email protected] to make an appointment for a free consultation.