Project Description

Australia’s senior population is growing rapidly. We live longer than we used to and we want high-quality living and good health to be a part of our golden years.Yoga is considered by many to be a good way to reach such objectives.

The fusion of Yoga, Tai Chi and Gi Gong makes Calligraphy Yoga a slow and gentle practice any senior will enjoy and find beneficial.

Yoga for Seniors: how to Age gracefuly.

As we become more susceptible to ailments we tend to move less. And although we may be tempted to follow the advice of “taking it easy”, that is actually what we shouldn’t do because:

  • Extended periods of sitting lead to muscular shortening, tightening and weakening.
  • Lack of weight-bearing activity contributes to osteoporosis.
  • Lack of movement and stretching leads to joint deterioration and loss of flexibility.
  • Lack of balance stems, in part, from sitting rather than standing and from not challenging one’s balance in various positions.
  • Complications resulting from falls among people over the age of 65 frequently lead to a multitude of serious problems.

Yoga benefits for seniors

Yoga helps alleviating or reducing many of these health challenges, making it an increasingly popular exercise choice for seniors. The many benefits of yoga have long been said to slow – or even slowly reverse – the aging process. This is undoubtedly a good part of the reason that this 4000+ year old practice has survived and flourishes today.

Various health concerns are linked to the sedentary lifestyle including the following:

  • breathing difficulties
  • poor blood circulation
  • vision problems
  • chronic pain
  • stress-related symptoms
  • inability to sleep peacefully
  • reduced joint flexibility
  • arthritis/bursitis
  • high blood pressure
  • increased body fat and decreased lean body tissue
  • osteoporosis
  • low back pain
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