Practicing yoga has been proven to offer many different mental and physical health benefits. These include the ability to "slow the clock" or even reverse the aging process due to the positive impact yoga has on the mind and the body.
The beauty of yoga is that you can begin it at any age to keep your mind and body working in harmony. On the physical side, you will see an improvement in your overall strength, flexibility, and balance.
Some of the mental benefits include better clarity and a reduction in stress and anxiety. This combination can help you to feel younger on the inside, and look more youthful on the outside.
Use the forward bend to warm up your joints and muscles.
Downward Facing Dog
Slow moving low impact poses like the downward dog allow you to build within these areas without putting much stress on your muscles and joints.
Inversion poses like the bridge are great ways to build core strength and relieve tightness in the back.
Warrior II is an excellent anti aging yoga pose that will improve balance and mental focus. Those are some of the most important benefits of yoga, especially as you get older.
Child's is a restful pose that reduces stress and stretches out the lower back and hips.
Balance & Flexibility - As we get older, our balance and flexibility decreases. Moving and stretching with some anti aging yoga postures will greatly increase your body's natural range of motion and improve your balance.
Strength - Most poses require you to use your own body weight as resistance. Holding yoga poses will give you balanced strength in all of your muscle groups.
Mental Calm - The mental focus required on managing your body with yoga poses actually reduces your stress and brings a sense of calm to the mind.
Self Confidence - Regular yoga will give you a positive awareness of your body.
Pain Avoidance - Getting fit at 55 or 65 means it is time to listen more to the body. It's important to find exercises that don't cause too much pain and aggravation. Yoga is an excellent low-impact workout option that's easier on the body than many other activities.
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