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Empowering, Strenthening & Inspiring Seniors through Yoga

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is awesome because it adapts traditional yoga poses into that of a seated position, so you receive all of the same mind-body benefits of a traditional class, but in a chair. Seated Forward Fold lowers your head below the heart and is designed to reduce stress and stretch the spine...

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Props are Friends

Yoga props help yogis of all ages and levels! They allow students to practice yoga with greater confidence. Props are effective, easy to use, provide stability, and stop you from overextending and injuring yourself. The 3 most common props we use: 1. BLOCKS. They can be used on the floor for...

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How yoga can help you through times of loss and grief - www.senioryoga.com

Yoga teaches us to surrender to the present moment, no matter what that moment entails – deep sorrow, pain, hopelessness – and we learn that letting go is not only possible on our mat, but in all aspects of life. Learning how to let go into the present moment is a transformative power,...

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Reconnect with your Body

As we age our bodies can often feel like something we have to carry around with us... like a separate part of us is getting heavier or slower, yet on the inside we don't necessarily feel this way. One of the greatest benefits of yoga for seniors is that it helps us to reconnect with our...

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Did You Know?

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's, but past and present research suggests yoga and meditation could play a vital role in preventing and improving symptoms of the disease. "If you or your...

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Did you know twists are strengthening?

When you stretch the back muscles on one side of your spine, a twist will strengthen your muscles on the other side. The pulling of the muscles on your spine help strengthen the vertebrae bones in your spine.

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Yes, You Can!

One of the great things about yoga is that it is so adaptable to people with different physical abilities and needs. The benefits of yoga for seniors are similar to those for the general population: increased muscle tone, balance, strength, and improved mood. But also through pranayama...

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Research on Yoga in Women with Breast Cancer

In studies of women with breast cancer, yoga has been shown to reduce fatigue and improve quality of sleep, physical vitality, and overall quality of life. At the 2003 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), results were reported from a yoga study involving 126...

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Better Posture = Better Quality of Life: Gomukhasana www.senioryoga.com

Gomukhasana (“Cow Face Pose”), is one of the best shoulder and hip openers around! It stretches the muscles of the upper back, upper arms, chest, hips, and thighs and stimulates digestion and elimination. It is a key pose for opening the hips. Hips are known to store a lot of our stress,...

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September is National Yoga Month! www.senioryoga.com

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL YOGA MONTH as designated by the Department of Health & Human Services. Join our worldwide community and celebrate! This month we honor the practice that gives us so much. We flow with gratitude as our bodies, minds and spirits are uplifted and inspired. The benefits of...

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