A strong core helps to keep you upright — especially as the risk of falling increases with age. Happily, practicing yoga balance poses is a good way to build a stronger core, too.
If the number on your scale is getting you down, consider adding yoga to your fitness routine. Read on to learn four reasons why yoga should be part of your weight loss plan.
Dread stepping on the scale at your annual physical? Cringe when looking at the photos of yourself from your niece’s wedding? While yoga is not a band-aid for excess weight, it is a valuable tool in the middle-age “battle of the bulge.”
You know it’s important to stay fit for the health of your heart and muscles, but you may not know that foot fitness is just as vital as we age. Learn how your feet change as you age and what you can do to maintain strong, fit feet.
Most people over the age of 50 tend to focus on lower body strength to prevent the accumulation of fat around the hips and belly. However, when you increase your upper body muscle mass, you also boost your resting metabolism. This in turn makes your body burn more calories. Yoga is great way to improve upper body strength and manage weight– no push ups required.
Tight shoulders? Chronic tension in your neck and upper back? Upper back pain and shoulder stiffness are common complaints. Try this short practice for releasing tension.
We’ve all seen it—a family out to dinner with children. The kids (and frequently the adults as well) have their heads bent, engrossed in their cell phones, and there is very little conversation happening at the table.
We’d all agree that play is important for children and for their social and emotional development. But research affirms the importance of play in adult lives, too.
While you may not be a big fan of snakes, Bhujangasana, or Cobra pose, is a wonderful heart-opening backbend. Not only does it invigorate your nervous system, but it also helps to align the spinal column and strengthen the back.
Slow, mindful yoga isn’t yoga for “old people.” Slow yoga benefits ALL of us because of it’s ability to sooth our nervous system and help us build resilience.