Yoga for Everybody
What is yoga, and why is it so popular'! Yoga is a cries of
stretches and poses done with breathing techniques. It offers
the powerful benefits of exercise. And because yoga is gentle,
almost anyone can do it, regardless of age or fitness level.
Yoga can make you stronger and more flexible. It is a great way
to stay limber and energetic. You will also feel more focused
and alert. And yoga can make
you feel great and function better in your daily life.
Yoga can also help you overcome or improve these conditions:
Poor blood circulation
High blood pressure
Lower back pain
Tension or stress
Yoga's gentle movements are a big reason for its popularity.
Yoga is good for people who have not been active or have certain
health conditions, such as arthritis or osteoporosis. Exercises
can be adapted to fit the needs of the individual. But if you
are fit and want a challenging workout, yoga offers that as
Yoga is also a great way to supplement cardiovascular fitness
activities, such as dancing, walking or swimming. As you become
more flexible with yoga, it is easier to do other kinds of
How often do you need to do yoga?
The number of times a week you do yoga will depend on your
health, your doctor's recommendations and your own fitness
goals. Many people in their 70s and 80s benefit from just taking
one class a week, even without practicing at home.
How to get started
Talk with your doctor before you begin yoga or any other kind of
exercise. It is a good idea to take a class with an experienced
teacher. Let the teacher know about any health conditions you
may have, such as high blood pressure or arthritis.
teacher will know which exercises are best for you.