Yoga is one of the priceless gifts from India’s ancient tradition. Its primary goal is to help everyone to excel themselves and attain clarification in their life. It acts as a holistic approach, but it’s not a religion whereas it is a way of living that aim to bring out a healthy life. However, we perceive the benefits of yoga at the body level but fail to realize the unity of breath, mind, and body. Below are the advantages that you get with the help of yoga in daily life.
Practicing yoga should be a part of life. If not already, one can develop this healthy habit by starting with the basic yoga asanas. More than any age group, it is seniors who require it. Yoga helps and heals seniors in many ways where the other treatment options are of no use. Here are few of the benefits seniors could get by practicing yoga on a daily basis.
- Weight loss
- Inner peace
- Better relationships
- Enhanced immunity and energy level
- Fitness, flexibility and good posture
- Increased self-healing capacity
- Enhanced self-awareness
- Exterminate Insomnia, Arthritis, and constipation
- Reduce stress and tension
- Improves balance and stability
- Improve joint health
The major truth here is anyone can benefit from yoga despite the consequences of age, disability, and flexibility. Yes even though you’ve reached your senior status, this is the only thing that you will always need. According to a survey, some of the life-threatening illness such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and others increase along with age. Apart from this, seniors experience higher rates of depression and anxiety. So, incorporating yoga in daily life can bring gradual change in health.
But before beginning, you should seek help from your doctor. If you are not familiar with the option, here are some of the best types of yoga for senior citizens,
- Gentle style yoga’s
- Chair yoga
- Water yoga
- Ashtanga Yoga (not recommended for peoples with mobility issues)
- Bikram Yoga(not suggested for individuals with mobility issues)
As yoga is a form of stretching that help in building healthy bodies, it has been included as a service in most of the assisted living facilities. Some of the exercises like simple stretching, swimming and regular yoga in old age homes can enhance their mobility. If you are caring for elderly peoples, then just encourage them to incorporate yoga to improve overall health, increase relaxation and as well stimulates mind, body, and spirit.
It’s our responsibility to make sure our elders are living a life that is full and happy. It is seniors right to live a life that full and happy!