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Seniors

senioryogaMost of our classes are geared for all levels, and we mean all levels. It’s never too late to heal your body or find a calm mind. Check out our New to Yoga page for more info on what we recommend to beginners.

According to Yoga Journal, more and more American seniors are taking up yoga than ever before. Yoga Journal’s "Yoga in America" study found that of the 15.8 million Americans who practice yoga, 2.9 million are 55 or older. In a culture that worships youth, yoga honors the aging process: Poses can be modified to every body type and level of ability, making classes accessible to anyone willing to step onto the mat. And the philosophy of the practice encourages witnessing and accepting what is happening in the present moment.

Yoga is also empowering: Regular practice boosts energy, increases flexibility, decreases aches and pains, all of which leads to feeling—and even looking—younger and more vital. Finally, a growing body of research is showing that a regular practice offers tangible health benefits. It has been shown to lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol; help keep weight gain and depression at bay; and ease chronic conditions like back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. In short, doing yoga defends against some major killers—heart disease, stroke, and diabetes—and the aches that make aging a real pain.

Read more on YogaJournal.com