Yoga and Aging

Yoga is said to have many advantages, including slowing down the aging process.

Here are some benefits of yoga on aging:

Balance

Balance is very important, especially when we start to age. It is also a very prominent component in yoga. Adding yoga to your weekly exercise schedule can help improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.

Flexibility

Yoga also helps with flexibility. Sometimes, stiffness comes with age, and exercises that promote flexibility will help prevent that.

Breathing

Yoga can help you regulate your breathing and learn proper breathing techniques. Proper breathing van help with digestion and even lower blood pressure.

Strength

Yoga helps build strength slowly and safely. You can build strength without exerting and potentially hurting yourself. Strong muscles can increase bone density, which reduces the chance of bone fractures.

The best way to get the most out of yoga is to start early and continue as you age. Make sure to always consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise regimen.

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