hatha yogaDinesh Kashikar, Sri Yoga exercise teacher, shares tips on just how yoga exercise can aid senior citizens age with grace.

We are as young as we feel! Yoga asanas condition the body, keep our interior organs and also the hormone system in balance, as well as freshens the mind and also spirit. Thus, it is essential for people of all ages to exercise yoga regularly.

# 1 Could seniors (over 65 years) do yoga exercise asanas?

Yes, obviously older people could do asanas. The fundamental property in yoga is union – union of the different facets of our existence like body, breath, mind and so on. As a matter of fact the word yoga comes from a Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, which implies ‘to join’. It is feasible for individuals of all ages and from all strolls of life to use the techniques of yoga exercise for producing an unified and also joyous existence.

Elderly could do yoga asanas – given they maintain some standards in mind.

As age advances, one should focus
on doing to the finest of our bodily abilities.
It is much more important to concentrate on HOW YOU DO
instead than how much you could do.

# 2 What kind of asanas should one do as age progresses?

  • Substitute warm-ups with quick walking and also joint movements.
  • Standing Yoga Poses Triangle Pose (konasana series) and also Standing Spine Spin (Kati chakrasanas)
  • Sitting Yoga Poses Butterfly Pose, Cradling (if possible), body turning, Cat stretch and Child posture (Shishu Asana).
  • Yoga Poses existing on the back or stomach Concentrate on reps instead of holding any stance such as the Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), the Cicada Posture (Shalabhasana) or the Knee to Chin Press (Pawanmuktasana).
  • Yoga nidra is without a doubt one of the most vital component of any type of yoga exercise technique, and also as age proceeds, it comes to be also a lot more vital to help assimilate the impact of the asana technique into our system.

# 3 Exist any kind of simple exercises for elderly people?

Sukshma Yoga might be practiced independently or as component of a bigger yoga exercise plan. Individuals of every age could exercise and obtain the benefits of these exercises that could be conveniently practiced within 20-30 mins. It includes straightforward and gentle workouts for the eyes, tongue and mouths, neck, hands, feet, knees, ankles and also hips.

# 4 How must elderly individuals practice yoga asanas?

The Patanjali Yoga exercise Sutras define asana as ‘sthira sukham asanam’ that which is stable and also comfortable is an asana. Hence, any kind of posture, held with understanding, in a steady as well as comfy fashion makes up an asana.

# 5 Are you obtaining your yoga method right?

Check your internal gauge, your smile-o-meter. Just do as high as you can, with a smile, for that is the indicator, which informs you whether you are doing it ideal or not.

# 6 How does yoga method for elders differ from those for the young?

The very same asanas done by a younger individual could be a lot more challenging in regards to initiative took into the pose, the duration of holding the stance as well as quantity of versatility called for. Some cardio vascular movements and abdominals would certainly be better for an individual with higher degree of endurance as well as body fitness.

# 7 Do yoga exercise asanas increase the efficiency of body immune system for the elderly?

Here once again, the Patanjali Yoga Sutras give a clue – it states – ‘heyam dukham anaagatam’, to make sure that we can stay clear of the suffering that has actually not yet come. As our age boosts, the effectiveness of our bodies and immune system seems to wear away, prompting the possibility of numerous conditions. Routine technique of yoga techniques, such as asanas, pranayama and meditation could help to avoid these conditions, get rid of the anguish, as well as result in a better and also more meeting life.