Body pain, joint stress, osteoarthritis & imbalance are common age-related problems, all of which have 1 solution-YOGA.
Scared of losing balance and having a life-threatening fall? Well, yoga strengthens muscles and improves balances. You are less vulnerable to falling and can confidently move around. Apart from improving balance, yoga helps in maintaining physical stability and increases the body’s ability to cure an injury or bounce back to normality in case of a fall.
If joint pains are making old age uncomfortable, yoga is the best painkiller. Yoga’s slow pace and low-impact moves loosen the muscles and also tone them, helping the prevention of injury.
Breathing is the essence of life and we always end up taking it for granted. The whole foundation of yoga is based on inhaling and exhaling. It not only brings our focus to breathing but even helps in clearing our nasal passage. Respiratory problems can be countered effectively with yoga. Seamless breathing will keep your brain oxidised and your energy levels high.
High blood pressure has become a common lifestyle disease and seniors are not the only victims. High BP is the main cause for cardiovascular disease & kidney. Oxidative stress which is caused due to the imbalance of unstable molecules in the air and the body’s ability to detoxify the reactive intermediates or repair the damage done by the unstable molecules. Yoga increases the body’s ability to do so and reduces oxidative stress and eventually reduces the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks.
Yoga also induces calm and relaxes your mind and body. Yoga makes your nervous system more restorative and reduces inflammation of any kind. The by-products of stress and anxiety are all kept at bay as yoga triggers the parasympathetic nervous system which conserves energy, slows heart rate, enhances intestinal & gland activity and thereby reduces anxiety.
It is important to be connected to your mind and body. Awareness about each body part, its utility, its potential all become very clear to you. You are not just mindful of your body but of things around you as well. The breathing will get you more focused and increase concentration too. Seniors with Alzheimer’s and other mental conditions will also benefit from this mindfulness.
Yoga is an ancient Indian science which has proven to be one of the purest forms of connecting the body, mind & soul. People across the world have now started adopting this practice in their daily lives.