Currently, everyone’s being advised to stay at home to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. While this will help everyone to stay safe, it is important to acknowledge the fact that seniors are more at risk of getting seriously ill if they catch the infection. Because of this, governments around the world are recommending that older people stay indoors as existing health conditions might make matters worse for them.
So yes, it’s wise for older people to remain at home at the moment! But, we know that you must be missing your morning walks that are so important for your physical and mental well-being. And let’s face it; staying at home all the time is not really good for your fitness, is it?
But don’t worry, we have a solution for you: Yoga!
The centuries-old practice can be performed in the comfort of your home. You will just need a mat and that’s it!
Yoga is perfect for seniors as there are a host of poses that are slow, easy on the bones and the muscles, and don’t stress the body and mind out, like other forms of physical exercises. Along with this, not only does it work wonders for your physical health, but it also brings a sense of inner peace. And all of us need some of it during these stressful times!
If you are wondering about the simple yoga poses for beginners that are senior-friendly, there is the Corpse Pose that’s really easy to perform. In addition to this, there is the Locust Pose and the Cobra Pose that will help enhance flexibility and promote blood circulation.
Remember that different yoga poses help to solve different health problems so do your research and call up a yoga instructor for best results while you’re stuck at home.
Then there is also Chair yoga, specially designed for those who are unable to get on the mat on the floor.
Yoga is for everybody. Let no one tell you otherwise and no one is too old or too young to be introduced to it. All you need to do is start small and find the ones that actually suit your health needs.
If you feel like taking up this holistic practice more seriously after the pandemic, then I am here to help you out. I conduct yoga classes in the UK and because of the current restrictions on movement, will bring the classes online soon so you can participate wherever you may be and I’d love to introduce you to this amazing way of living!