Let’s face it: getting older requires resilience. Changes due to health, illness, surgery, finances, living arrangements and a host of other factors test our resilience skills. Here are six ways your yoga practice can increase resilience.
Think of the vagus nerve like a built in de-stressor. In a world where we experience situations that continually elicit anxiety and stress, it’s worth knowing these quick and easy yoga practices for toning the vagus nerve and easing stress.
Do you remember the first time you rode a bike? Remember how wobbly and uncertain you were? While it’s true that you never forget how to ride a bike, maintaining your ability to balance as you age takes continued practice.
If you want to stay active for the rest of your life, you’ll need a strong core. Try these three yoga poses that strengthen more than your core.
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.