Yoga can improve the lives of elderly people in a variety of ways, including reducing stress, anxiety and depression, improving performance, reducing risk of heart condition, obesity, diabetes and cancer and speeding up recovery from training.
As one gets older, muscles tend to stiffen, joints lose their range of motion and we become more susceptible to chronic problems such as osteoporosis, arthritis and heart disease. Yoga can help slow down the effects of the ageing process by maintaining muscle softness and flexibility, keeping the mind alert and awake, encouraging relaxation and strengthening muscles and joints.
Its multi-pronged approach can encourage the body, mind and spirit to remain healthy and strong while reducing the effects of many age-related issues.
Ashtanga Yoga Studio provides services related to Yoga for Elderly and many of the Senior Citizens benefited from our programme.