29 March 2016

Best Gentle Yoga Poses For The Elderlies

Yoga is one of the oldest form of creating balance between the body and mind through poses, and stretching. It helps in disciplining the physical, mind, and heart of the yoga practitioner to develop calmness, peace, and flexibility.

A lot of people are into yoga. It has many benefits aside from the relaxing effect. It brings forth muscle strength, and clarity. It i enjoyed by many whether young or old. However, with the extensive yoga poses around from beginners to intermediate, it can be a bit of a challenge for elderlies to engage in yoga if they want to.

These gentle poses are perfect for the seniors out there who wish to practice yoga.

Seated yoga 

Seated yoga poses is a good way to practice yoga if you feel there is a limitation to your movement due to pain and less agility. Wheelchair bound elderlies can also incorporate these movement to their yoga practice to help build flexibility and muscle strength.

You can get more information about the seated yoga poses here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1822

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Sukshma Yoga

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This type of yoga is not very famous with most yoga practitioners. Sukshma means subtle. It is a form of yoga that incorporates subtle stretching and coordinated breathing that results in deep relaxation.

It includes facial exercises to relieve stress, and relax the muscles.

It can be practiced on its own or along with a bigger yoga plan.

If you want to practice this type of yoga, you can check this site for steps: http://yogasimplified.com/home/yoga-simplified/sukshma-yoga-micro-yoga-exercises/


  1. What a wonderful post! So thoughtful and helpful to provide ways to help the elderly get exercise in a safe manner. Thank you for sharing!

  2. This was so helpful! I'm going to be forwarding it to my beginner yoga buddies! I'm not a senior but low impact is really important to me!

  3. This is something I've always wanted to do but too scared to try! I keep imagining my bone breaking poses may lead me to doing just that��

  4. Yoga really helps for some men and women who are very determined to do the program. This must be learned first before starting, just like the site you're referring to this post.

  5. what I love about Yoga is that is perfectly fits for all ages and it won't cause any harm since. I really find yoga too a helpful way of relieving stress. How about you?

  6. Yoga is one thing which many are into today....and am happy that some seniors are into it as well :)

  7. I'm thinking of doing Yoga but I just couldn't find the time because of my baby. Perhaps I can just do it at home.


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