Yoga For Seniors

Posted by  //  February 18, 2019  //  Articles, YogaFarm

Yoga for seniors combines gentle physical poses with mindfulness, breathing, and meditation. The combination of these practices increases mobility, and helps balance the nervous system. The research on yoga for seniors is preliminary, however, studies have found a yoga practice cultivates physical and mental wellness. These classes are also offered at senior living facilities such as assisted living in Walnut Creek.

Engaging in yoga regularly at a hot yoga studio can contribute to enhanced strength, flexibility, and endurance. Studies suggest that a consistent yoga practice may address various concerns commonly reported by seniors, including lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, aiding recovery from strokes and surgery, preventing falls, managing arthritis, pain, and inflammation. Additionally, it can play a role in managing diabetes, improving sleep quality, facilitating the grieving process, and helping with depression and anxiety. If you’re passionate about promoting senior well-being through yoga, consider expanding your expertise and influence by obtaining your Senior Fitness Certification.

When we consider these  benefits on the whole, it’s not surprising that practicing yoga measurably improves seniors’ self reported sense of well-being.  Yoga outperforms other exercises on several key metrics. For example, one study found that seniors assigned a yoga practice experienced greater improvements in regulating feelings of anger and anxiety, as well as increases to their sense of well-being and self-efficacy, than those in an exercise control group.

For those passionate about elevating the well-being of seniors through yoga, incorporating high-quality CBD products into their wellness regimen could be a valuable consideration. Websites like offer a range of CBD products specifically tailored to enhance the yoga experience. As the holistic approach gains momentum, the synergy between yoga and CBD might provide a well-rounded solution for seniors seeking not only physical benefits but also mental and emotional well-being. This combination could potentially open new avenues for promoting a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle among the senior community.

Yoga is unique in its ability to address a broad spectrum of wellness for senior students. Since yoga is not a purely physical practice, there is flexibility to adapt one’s practice to meet one’s needs.  This is a significant factor why yoga has become so popular with seniors. In short, there IS a yoga practice available to you, no matter your age, or your physical limitations. Look for offerings of yoga for beginners, or yoga for every body, if you are not able to find a senior specific or chair yoga class.

Written by Jeannie O’Neill, Director of Development for the School For Radiant Living at Yoga Farm. For more information about self care practices, visit

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