The Benefits Of Chair Yoga For Seniors
Yoga is a favored form of mental and physical fitness across the United States and the entire world. Unfortunately, many of the poses and routines of yoga are very difficult for an aging body to perform, thus making the popular form of exercise inaccessible for senior citizens.
However, a form known as chair yoga has been specifically crafted to reap the benefits of other schools of yoga while allowing the participants to sit in or use a chair for support. Chair yoga includes postures, breathing and meditation techniques, as well as general methods of relaxation.
Chair yoga is a low-impact form of exercise that has many benefits for seniors, including:
- Increasing flexibility.
- Increasing strength.
- Reducing hypertension.
- Reducing stress and anxiety.
- Reducing the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
- Reducing chronic pain from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Reducing the symptoms of clinical vertigo.
- Helping in the treatment of clinical depression.
There are many more benefits to chair yoga that overall lead to a happier person with a greater quality of life.
Where To Inquire For Chair Yoga Enrollment In
There are many places that a senior may find a class of their peers, including:
- Senior Centers
- Senior Health & Fitness Clubs
- Adult Day Care
- Private Yoga Instructors
Chair yoga may also be available in gyms, health spas, and wellness centers. As chair yoga becomes more and more popular among seniors it will become more accessible in many more locations.
How Home Matters Can Help With Your Healthy Lifestyle
Home Matters understands that seniors have it tough when it comes to maintaining your active lifestyle. Our customized in-home senior care system and courteous staff make it easier for seniors to get out, stay active, and take their health into their own hands by attending chair yoga classes of their choosing.
Contact Home Matters today.