Yoga in the elderly

Conscious TV

September 28, 2020

How does yoga help in the elderly?

Yoga brings physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Yoga is beneficial for all types of people, but it may be especially beneficial for older people, as it can provide invaluable health benefits.

One of them is that it is a remarkable physical exercise without being excessively tiring or that it raises the heart rate. The adaptability of the different asanas or yoga postures at any age, whether children or adults practice yoga, distinguishes it from other physical practices.

Let's take a look at some of the benefits that regular yoga practice can bring to older people:

  • Oxygen is distributed throughout the tissues: One of the fundamental keys to the practice of yoga is gentle, slow and deep breathing, which allows oxygen to penetrate all the tissues, slowing down their wear and tear.
  • Muscles do not lose elasticity: Correct stretching of the joints and the back helps to improve motor skills and to avoid the feeling of stiffness that occurs in old age.
  • They learn to concentrate and relax: Yoga is an activity that demands concentration and also produces a very intense relaxation, while working with the whole body and mind in harmony. This is why it can be a great activity for seniors who have problems with these areas.

Let's encourage the elderly to do yoga. A healthy practice that has incredible benefits for their mental, spiritual and physical health. In our society, the largest demographic growth is that of the elderly.

However, the emphasis is still on youth and Yoga is as guilty of this as any other physical exercise activity. The ancient teachings of Yoga have a positive perspective on ageing, seeing it as a time of wisdom and continued growth.

In the West, we should take these values closely linked to the spirituality of yoga and not understand it as a fitness activity. Yoga without spirituality lacks motivation and purpose.

With Conscious Television you will enjoy unlimited online content on the practice of yoga, always adapted to the needs of older people. Shall we get started?