2301 - Oh My Aging Body: Using Yoga to Help Manage Health Challenges
Yoga has long been recognized as a path to inner peace and a way to boost strength, balance, and flexibility. New research suggests that it also offers powerful therapeutic benefits, including reducing heart rate and blood pressure, relieving pain, enhancing fitness and function, and boosting mood. This class will be a mixture of lecture/discussion and practice, exploring how seniors can use the four main tools of yoga--postures, breathing, meditation, and principles--to find ease in body and mind. Each class will be a mixture of lecture/discussion and practice. All practices will be appropriate for any older adult who is living independently--no yoga experience required. Postures will be done seated in a chair and standing. For those able to get down and up from the floor, lying-down poses will be offered. For those who need or prefer to stay in a chair, a chair option will be offered. Lecture (plus questions). Facilitated Discussion. Exercise or Dance.
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