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Yoga for Seniors

Yoga for seniors is a great way to reduce stress, sleep better and remove everyday aches and pains. But, where should you start? Should you try chair yoga? Should you buy a gentle yoga DVD? Or, should you perhaps find a local yoga class in your city? This section will help you get started on your yoga journey.

10 Steps to Improve Your Life After 50 Through Deliberate Breathing
3 weeks ago

10 Steps to Improve Your Life After 50 Through Deliberate Breathing

Anyone who has ever done Pilates or taken a Yoga class knows that one of the great benefits derived from those types of classes is the relaxation and sense of well-being that comes from an hour of deep, deliberate breathing. Read More

4 Ways Balance Exercises Can Change Your Life After 50
1 month ago

4 Ways Balance Exercises Can Change Your Life After 50

In my experience, most older adults don’t think about the importance of balance exercises until they have a scare. Perhaps, like me, they experience a fall. Or, maybe they see an older relative struggling to stay independent because of his or her lack of balance. Read More

Want to Improve Your Fitness After 50? Start with Your Balance!
1 month ago

Want to Improve Your Fitness After 50? Start with Your Balance!

I’m not going to sugar-coat it – achieving a high level of physical fitness after 50 is tough. As the founder of Sixty and Me, a community of over 500,000 baby boomer women, I have seen firsthand how people our age struggle to lose weight, strengthen our bodies, get flexible and improve our physical appearance. Read More

7 Ways to Feel More Confident When Practicing Yoga
1 month ago

7 Ways to Feel More Confident When Practicing Yoga

Upon stepping into her first yoga class in 15 years, my friend Robin removed her shoes, looked around and immediately wanted to slip her shoes back on and run out the door. Read More

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Yoga Routine in Your 60s or Better
2 months ago

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Yoga Routine in Your 60s or Better

Looking to take your yoga practice to the next level? The benefits of yoga and other chair exercises for seniors arrive in a multitude of ways – better flexibility, less stress, social interaction, weight management, disease prevention, the list goes on. Read More

Is Yoga for the Elderly Really a Good Idea?
7 months ago

Is Yoga for the Elderly Really a Good Idea?

A few days ago, I received a wonderful email from an 84-year-old woman who had purchased our gentle yoga DVDs. Read More

98-Year-Old Yogi Proves that Yoga for Seniors is Both Powerful and Beautiful
7 months ago

98-Year-Old Yogi Proves that Yoga for Seniors is Both Powerful and Beautiful

I’ve never been much of a fan girl. I had a mild crush on David Soul back in the day. Remember him from Starsky and Hutch? My father paid for me and my mum to go and hear him sing at the Birmingham Hippodrome. What a dish he was! But I never had pictures of pop stars up in my room like all my friends did. I was a more serious teen!
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The Frustrating Truth About Yoga for Seniors DVDs
11 months ago

The Frustrating Truth About Yoga for Seniors DVDs

A few years ago, not long after I started Sixty and Me, I found myself looking for a yoga for seniors DVD. Like many women my age, I was feeling a little stiff after six decades of walking, working, raising a family and traveling. When I was in my 20s, I spent a year backpacking through India, reading, exploring and doing yoga. Now, 40-years-later, I was ready to give my body the love and attention that it deserved. Read More

Stop! Don’t Buy a Yoga for Seniors DVD Until You Ask These 4 Questions
11 months ago

Stop! Don’t Buy a Yoga for Seniors DVD Until You Ask These 4 Questions

Buying the best yoga for seniors DVD for your unique body, history and goals is harder than you think.

For starters, the word “seniors” means different things to different people. This is not just a matter of age. Some 80-year-olds that I know are flexible and full of energy. At the same time, I know 50-year-olds that spend 6 hours a day in front of the TV. Read More

Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?
1 year ago

Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?

With menopause, women’s bones lose the protection of estrogen. The decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) that occurs with aging is called osteopenia when it is mild and osteoporosis when it is more severe. Read More