The Best Yoga Exercises for the Elderly | Photo Credit: Stock Images

Key highlights

  • For a time, yoga was part of a worldwide exercise program.
  • Yoga can be an effective tool for improving movement, coordination and balance in old age.
  • Consulting a healthcare professional before you start exercising is for imperial purposes.

New Delhi mourn Aging does not mean stopping fitness goals. Aging can severely limit physical activity due to weakened muscles and bones. However, in old age, exercise can help to improve some degree of physical activity. In addition to improving bone and muscle health, exercise can help prevent health problems, such as cardiovascular disease. Yoga is a popular form of exercise practiced around the world. It helps to relax the body, calm the mind and increase energy. In addition, it can help to keep track of fitness goals.

Yoga for the elderly

Here are some yoga exercises to help improve health among the elderly

Badhakonasana

This yoga is also known as the butterfly posture. You can do this exercise in the following steps.

  • Bend your legs and sit in a comfortable position.
  • Keep your feet lined up and touch the sole.
  • Hold your feet in your hands and straighten your back.
  • Relax your body and take the place.

Katichakrasana

This yoga is also known as standing posture. You can do this exercise in the following steps.

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-length apart.
  • Stretch out your hands.
  • Hold your spine straight, turn your body, and look back.
  • As you do this, place one hand on your opposite shoulder and the other behind your back as you hug the body.
  • Repeat the steps for each side.

Bujangasana

This yoga is also known as the Cobra Pose. You can do this exercise in the following steps.

  • Lie straight on your stomach.
  • Place your palms under your shoulders.
  • Slowly lift the chest forward.
  • Control your breathing and relax your shoulders.
  • Return your body to its original position.
  • Repeat the steps at least 5 times.

Shavasana

This yoga is also known as the posture. You can do this exercise in the following steps.

  • Lie on a yoga mat.
  • Relax your body and control your breathing.
  • Focus on every part of your body, from head to toe.
  • Lie in a quiet place for at least 5 minutes and let yoga magic work on your body.

Virabahadrasana

This yoga is also known as Positive Warfare. You can do this exercise in the following steps.

  • Stand with your feet apart.
  • Stretch one leg back and the other forward at a 90 degree angle to the floor.
  • Make sure you are in a lung-like position.
  • Now stretch your arms out and hold the position.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat the step for each side.

Disclaimer The advice and suggestions referred to in this article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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