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Yoga for the over 50s


Although many of us feel that we should be“taking it easy” as we grow older, that is actually what we shouldn’t do. Extended periods of sitting can lead to all sorts of physical problems which are not, as we might think, an inevitable fact of ageing. Many of our age related symptoms can actually be caused simply by inactivity! It doesn’t have to be that way. With simple and safe movement we can help to keep our bodies fit and healthy, no matter what our age or ability.

Research shows that many of the physical health concerns linked to ageing, such as those listed below, can be helped by regular exercise, particularly by a yoga practice.

Yoga can help with the following...

  • reduced strength in muscles and joints
  • back problems
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Excess Weight
  • Anxiety
  • chronic pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • sleep issues

A weekly yoga class can improve these issues. The students who come have discovered that Yoga is completely do-able for all and they love it! They were a little nervous at first, thinking they may have to move into difficult knot-like positions! However they have been pleasantly surprised to discover that it is not like that at all! No matter what their ability, level of fitness or strength, the yoga is adapted to suit the students, so they can exercise safely and appropriately. Simple postures, used with the breath, and a positive attitude brings many beneficial results. Students say that the yoga practice is calming and provides a rare opportunity in their chaotic lives to leave the outside world behind and be at peace.

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