Yoga is a gift for older people. One who studies yoga in the later years gains not only health and happiness, but also a freshness of mind since yoga gives one a bright outlook on life. One can look forward to a satisfying, more healthful future rather than looking back into the past. With yoga, a new life begins, even if started later. Yoga is a re-birth, which teaches one to face the rest of one’s life happily, peacefully, and courageously.
— Geeta S. Iyengar, YOGA, A Gem For Women
If you are 50+, you stand to benefit from the right yoga program the most. Stiffness & discomforts of the body start to melt away with a consistent yoga practice. Feel the difference and go on enjoy the wide varieties of classes Worlds Yoga has for you and increase flexibility, strength and balance. There are many students 50+ in the Worlds Yoga community.
Whether you’re 55 or 95, it is never too late to take up yoga. Get the most out of your “golden years” – now that you finally have time to do something for yourself and your own physical and mental development. Many problems associated with ageing such as circulatory disorders, arthritis and digestive complaints are a result of lack of exercise, poor eating habits and shallow breathing. Proper breathing is especially important for you. Yoga, with its positive effects on the endocrine and nervous systems, can also be beneficial in dealing with the discomforts of menopause.
Yoga will allow you to tap into new sources of energy at any age!
In just a short amount of time, specially adapted yoga exercises can awaken the body’s power of regeneration, leading to more energy, enhanced physical well-being and a more positive attitude towards life. Many complaints associated with ageing such as sleeplessness, lack of drive and initiative, insufficient circulation and digestive trouble can be corrected.
Start your practice at a slow and gentle pace. Never overexert the body or force yourself into a pose. Respect your physical limits. And within just a few months you will be doing things you never thought possible.