Practical Reasons to Practice Yoga After Age 50

Practical Reasons to Practice Yoga After Age 50

And it doesn’t involve becoming a pretzel…

Yoga to the Rescue!

How Yoga Helps

Finding the right yoga for you

  • Think about your goals. Are you looking to challenge your body physically, practice yoga in a chair, do you want to move slowly? These types of questions will help direct you to the right style of yoga.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Everyone had their first day on the mat. Ask the studio questions about beginner classes, getting support from teachers, what style of yoga they teach and what that entails.
  • Take advantage of free trials. Take as many classes as possible during the trial period to get a sense of the teachers and studio.
  • Talk to the teacher ahead of time and let them know of any injuries you are working with or that this is your first time. They should give you extra support if you need it, and guide you with modifications. If they don’t look up from their mat during the class, that’s a red flag.
  • Listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel good, don’t do it, no matter what the teacher says. You are the only one who knows how something feels. Vague, diffuse sensations are fine, but sharp pain means stop what you are doing. Don’t be afraid to rest or take a break. No one is judging you but you. Other students are focused on their own mat and their own body, they don’t care what you do with yours.

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