Gentle yoga is all about how to ease you into feeling your best. Using gentle postures and relaxed breathing exercises, you can effortlessly plunge into the benefits of lengthening your tissues while nurturing grounded, stabilizing strength.You may feel like you’re about to break a bone just thinking about doing yoga in your golden years, but the truth is that there are yoga programs designed for every age group, including seniors! According to a study performed by the National Institutes of Health, yoga can provide benefits like muscular endurance and an improved quality of life to seniors. Yoga can also help reduce discomfort and improve flexibility, proving that it’s never too late to take up the hobby. Your later years don’t have to be such a pain (literally). Low Impact Chair Yoga by Sherry Zak Morris
1. Chair Yoga: Neck and Shoulders
Melt tension through the neck and shoulders with stimulative exercises for the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell will guide you into this simple, yet deeply restorative yoga and meditation practice focused on complete relaxation seated in a chair, in a car, or in flight. Sit back and soothe stress away with simple methods for lasting relaxation in this Grokker Premium video. Appropriate for all levels.
2. Yoga For Easing Shoulder Pain
Shoulder impingement, rotator cuff injuries and frozen shoulder are common conditions in the 50+ population. In this gentle yoga class, we will work on sequences that increase your range of motion, encourage proper alignment, and strengthen the structures that support this very critical joint.
3. Yoga For Lower Back Pain
The tight, achy, soreness and pain that comes from moving or twisting our backs makes us want to freeze and not move, and can perpetuate spinal immobility. This gentle yoga class will help loosen up what binds you and teach you safe and effective movements you can do to ease low back pain.
4. Yoga For Improving Balance
To feel sure and steady on our feet we need healthy bones and muscles to support us, good eyesight, a healthy vestibular system and good mind/body coordination. This gentle yoga class, led by Grokker expert Sherry Zak Morris, will address all of these areas and more to keep you healthy and confident.
5. Low Impact Chair Yoga
Everyone can do yoga, no matter what age or stage of life! This chair yoga class incorporates safe and effective seated and standing movements to increase muscle and bone strength, improve circulation, build stamina, and support joint health.