Yoga and Other Low-Impact Exercise for Seniors

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Oftentimes when people consider practicing yoga for improved health and wellness, the words “new age” come to mind.  However, this could not be further from the truth.  Yoga is an age-old practice that dates back to the dawn of civilization and combines four key elements: controlled breathing, deep relaxation, meditation and physical poses – all beneficial exercises for seniors.Read more about yoga and other low-impact exercise for seniors that can improve mental and physical health.Is Yoga the Perfect Exercise for Seniors?Yoga is diverse and dynamic and there are a variety of styles to practice, depending on your physical abilities and preferences, making it a fantastic exercise for seniors.Restorative yoga, for example, is accommodating and gentle, focusing on low-impact stretching and muscle strengthening, while lowering blood pressure and improving emotional and mental wellness. Yoga also protects bones and joints, by putting less strain on the body than other forms of exercise and

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