Fitness trainer explains why seniors should practice yoga


MOVE OVER GENERATION Y, THIS IS NOT YOUR YOGA CLASS ANYMORE. MORE AND MORE YOGA STUDIOS ARE RON MIZUTANI HAS ONE OF THE REASONS your heart rate and blood pressure to relieving And now seniors are learning that yoga can help with balance. LI SI YANG:”Balance is something you have to practice too its not just something you just learn once and you have to practice in different ways because you never know how Each year, over 50% of people over the age of 80 suffer a fall. Injuries from these falls are the number LI SI YANG:”If you don’t use it you lose it and more seniors are very inactive. Just walking alone everyday is so important but less and encourages seniors to try yoga. LI SI YANG:”The biggest thing is to get your body to be in an unstable environment that you’re not used to and that you’re calm.” Yang often has her class close their eyes when huge part of your balance. So you never know because a lot of time in the dark seniors fall too.” Yoga is a great way to increase your activity level, tone muscles and ease aching joints, while working on your balance and building up self- your breath that is not good. You want to practice more until you’re able to smile and giggle – like little kids – ever see little kids, they lose their balance they just laugh about it. But older people they get so serious and tense but that’s when we fall fast and hard.” Instead, when you’re calm – you fall slow and soft. LI SI YANG:”Practice being uncomfortable. If there’s no struggle there’s no strain.”

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