We’ve all heard the promises about yoga for seniors. Yoga will help you to experience healthy aging. Yoga will help you to reduce stiffness and increase your energy. Yoga is a gateway to a healthier lifestyle after 60.
Many years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Kubler Ross. As you may know, in her book, On Death and Dying, Elizabeth described the 5 stages of grief: anger, denial, bargaining, depression and, finally, acceptance.
6 weeks ago, I took my first yoga class in decades. It was a humbling, emotional experience. Even though I had been practicing with our Sixty and Me gentle yoga and chair yoga DVDs, I wasn’t emotionally prepared for completely immersing myself in this activity after so long.
For the last 20 years, I’ve been on a journey to accept and, eventually, love my aging body.
By now, you have probably heard about our Sixty and Me gentle yoga and chair yoga videos. Perhaps a friend told you how they have helped her to get rid of her everyday aches and pains, while finding more energy. Or, maybe you simply went to Google and found our videos in the search results.
Osteoporosis poses a seeming contradiction for senior citizens trying to maintain bone health.
When I started working with Cat Kabira to produce a series of chair yoga for seniors DVDs and online videos, I did so with a certain level of detachment. After all, chair yoga for seniors is for people in their 70s and 80s, right?
If you have never experienced the benefits of chair yoga for seniors, you’re in for a treat! Over the last couple of years, I’ve become addicted to this simple, yet powerful, practice. I hope that my passion for chair yoga encourages you to give it a shot!
Over the last few years, chair yoga has become increasingly popular with older adults. Perhaps it’s the fact that seated yoga offers the benefits of gentle yoga with the confidence that comes from having something to hold on to that makes it so appealing.