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Yoga: All Around Great Exercise
Categories: Prevention, Taking Care of Yourself | Posted: 6/14/2012 | Views: 6288
For You and For Seniors

Yoga is a relaxing exercise that many people benefit from everyday. Most people use a video where there is someone demonstrating poses, while other people take yoga classes. Either way it is still a relaxing and fun exercise.

Yoga for Caregivers

There are different poses that help with different things. For example there are poses for opening your heart. Such a pose will help you love other people and pick out all the good in them whether you like them or not. There are so many different poses that help you in so many different ways!

Another great thing about yoga is that it gives your body a natural high that lasts. Your body and mind feel great! This natural high also helps you stay away from junk food. Junk food also makes you feel good but not for long and you just end up wanting more and more....and more. But if you do yoga, you already feel great and you don’t need junky foods in the first place!

One reason to do yoga is because it relieves stress.When you do yoga, it allows you to not think about your crazy life or your giant "to do" list. While you are doing yoga you can just let go and relax. It challenges your body to just be at peace and gives your whole body and mind a rest!

Even after yoga you are still more peaceful. The more you do yoga the more you will see an effect on your everyday life. The things that would have made you angry or stressed are simply not noticed as much anymore. Annoying people are easier to tune out and your life seems a lot more peaceful! Yoga helps so much with getting along with others!

When you feel calm and at peace with others you feel so much better about yourself. You start to feel like you can do anything and you take more chances. Yoga helps you set goals for who you want to be and it helps you achieve them!

Yoga is a great exercise that helps you feel great physically and mentally! It helps relieve stress, build confidence, avoid junk foods, get along with others better, and help you be more peaceful! It’s funny how just this one little thing can affect someone's life so much and in such a positive way!

Yoga For Seniors

 

Today’s seniors are more active than ever. Sometimes, however, diseases common among seniors, like arthritis, can reduce the desire and ability to remain active. One way to stay limber and keep ourselves fit is through simple exercise like walking and one type of exercise that some may not be experienced in – Yoga.

Yoga originated in ancient India as a practice designed to connect the body, soul, and mind. While it has religious roots in Buddhism and Hinduism, Yoga has become a mainstream way to also stay limber, fit, and strong. Some believe that the practice of yoga also reduces stress and the effects of stress on the body.

If you go to a yoga class or read a normal book on Yoga, it may be intimidating. You may think you could never get yourself into a pretzel like the guy on the cover. But, the wonderful thing about Yoga is that you don’t need to do the exercises perfectly to obtain the benefits.

There are excellent Yoga videos for seniors on the market. And you can download for free some chair exercises to try at home.

While you should always check with a doctor first, such modified Yoga programs, if practiced on a regular basis, could improve range of motion for joints and reduce musculoskeletal pain.

Among health benefits listed here by an RN, you can expect to see some of the following main results:

  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Fuller Breathing
  • Improved Circulation

 

Comments
luanne Says:
8/31/2012 1:30:54 PM
I quit smoking because of yoga. I started a yoga class and for whatever reason, it just was easy to quit at that time. I think you get more aware of what you are doing in the moment when you do yoga.
JC Says:
6/20/2012 11:10:47 AM
I think I should give it a try.
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