Yoga can, when practiced with consciousness, be good for adults of all ages, especially seniors. Studies have shown that yoga can be extremely helpful when it comes to combating stress, fatigue and pain. As we get older, muscles tend to stiffen, our 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.
Some yoga poses increase core strength and balance, which reduces the risk of fall-related injuries. Above all, yoga is a form of exercise that can help seniors feel younger. Getting older can certainly come with its fair share of aches and back pains, but yoga can strengthen the muscles that support your back. Most postural habits are due to either chronically stiff muscles, or chronically weak muscles. The thing that makes yoga so good for back pain is that it addresses both issues in a systematic way.