by Yoga Moods info 0
March 18, 2019
As much as we don’t like to admit it, our bodies do change with age.
And as far as I know there is no “fountain of youth” or elixir that’s been invented yet that stops aging.
But there is yoga.
And yoga is pretty flipping incredible. It’s been used for thousands of years… Some researchers even think it’s been around for the last 10,000 years. People have used yoga for a variety of reasons. Some use it to strengthen their bodies, calm their minds and keep their joints working properly.
And the good news? If you are weak, it can still work for you.
Even without strength and flexibility, it’s possible to mobilize and lubricate our joints, improve our balance and posture, boost energy, create mental clarity and focus, stimulate digestion, and soothe the nervous system at any stage of life or age.
The ten yoga poses listed below are the poses anyone can use, at any age to battle father time.
- Mindful breathing
- Gentle flow
Circling ankles and wrists, pointing and flexing toes, windshield wiping the knees, Cat/Cow – all of these are great poses to try to help connect you to the rhythm of your breathing.
- Mountain Pose
- Downward-facing dog
- Standing balance poses
Some great standing poses to try to include the Tree Pose, Eagle Pose, or Crescent Lunge to help boost body awareness and mental focus.
- Side Plank
- Prone backward
Inversions change our relationship with gravity, shifting blood, and lymphatic fluid from legs to hips toward the head and heart. A great inversion is a Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose.
- Supine twist
Meditation, regardless of duration or style, has been shown to boost focus, immunity, and creativity, while reducing pain, anxiety, and stress.