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Yoga for Seniors

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Hi Everyone,

This is my first post, so my apologies if I'm violating any procedure here (please let me know if so). I'm working on an in depth resource on yoga for seniors. The idea is to cover the following: 

  • Health benefits of yoga for seniors
  • Overview of the different types of yoga that are appropriate for seniors
  • Specific poses that seniors can try on their own.

I'm talking with both yoga experts/practitioners and doctors to get their feedback - and featuring them directly in the resource. I'm also trying to get some testimonials on yoga from people for whom it has helped. I was wondering if members of the YBC community had thoughts, feedback or experiences they could add? Even pointing me in the right direction would be helpful. It's still the early stages of this project so certainly very open to evolving the focus a bit. 

Also let me know if you have any questions at all. Again, I hope I'm not breaking any rules posting this here. Have a great day and thanks ahead of time for your help!

Best regards,

Ben

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Welcome to the community. I have found that Yoga By Candace and the people here always respect your basic human right of Freedom of Expression. Which also happens to be a basic value of yoga. 

There has been much research done on the health benefits of yoga for seniors. The more good information that is available the better I would think. Good luck with your project.

There are many people on this site that have shared their story. And I am sure there are many more that wish to keep their's private. You could have a look at this topic to find some stories Inspirational "yoga in the news" stories That is not people from this website. And try this link as well http://yogabycandace.com/blog/2014/1/23/confessions-of-a-yoga-teacher-the-yoga-journey

Have you ever tried yoga? Maybe give it a try to see.

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Hi Anahata,

Thanks so much for your response! I have tried yoga - my wife much more than myself. I have scoliosis so it's actually really good for my back. Alas I haven't yet found the discipline to maintain a consistent yoga schedule...

I'll check out the stories and article you've shared, for sure. I can see this article already that could be a help: http://www.epochinspired.com/inspired/1074214-this-96-year-old-yoga-teacher-just-changed-my-mind-about-pretty-much-everything/

Again, thank you so much. Have a great day!

 

Best regards,

Ben

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I should have remembered before; I am not really sure what you are looking for but you can go to the Yoga Journal http://www.yogajournal.com/ and use their search. The search words might be 'senior' and also try 'aging'. You will find things like this http://www.yogajournal.com/article/teach/senior-with-scoliosis/

And Yoga International as well https://yogainternational.com/search?query=aging

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