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I am not a doctor or a trainer!  I am only sharing with you, yoga videos that I found on the internet.  Most will be from YouTube, where you can do your own search, to find activities that best suit your needs and levels.  Exercise is not a one size fits all, but I will try my best to include something for everyone.

PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR before starting any kind of exercise.


In the reading, I have done on yoga, and it’s benefits for boomers, I’ve basically found that yoga has the same benefits as it would our children or grandchildren, if they too, were to do yoga.

Some say that yoga fit’s into the busiest of one’s schedule.  It is recommended for those who have retired and may become sedentary, to bring some kind of exercise into your life.  I’ll be skipping the history of Yoga, but I will include a couple of links at the bottom for those that may be interested.

So let’s explore Yoga.  I hear it has become rather popular for those in our age groups.  (smiles)


The Benefits for Us Boomers

As I delved into this topic, I came up with a lot of benefits, that benefited everyone.  But I wanted to give specific benefits for those of us, 50 and Beyond.  The fact that the poses are done slowly, and you move without straining, benefit number one– fewer chances of injury.

Yoga may:

  • create calmnessyoga, yoga mats, yoga clothing, yoga blocks, yoga videos
  • exercise all muscles (even those you haven’t used in a while)
  • heart health
  • help lubricate joints
  • help with anxiety
  • help with concentration
  • help with digestion
  • help with hypertension
  • help with managing  Type 2 diabetes  (also has a yoga video on this site)
  • help with sleep
  • improve balance
  • improve flexibility
  • improve mobility
  • improve respiratory function
  • increase blood circulation
  • reduce arthritic pain
  • reduce blood pressure
  • reduce inflammation
  • reduce stress
  • relieve chronic joint pain
  • sharpen one’s mind
  • shed some weight
  • strengthen bones

I am by no means, know anything about yoga. I am learning right along with you.  What is listed above are benefits I found from all over the internet.

 

First Things First

yoga, yoga mats, yoga clothing, yoga blocks, yoga videosI hate to sound like a broken record, but before starting yoga, please get the OK from your doctor.  As with any activity, you want to make sure it won’t harm you or aggravate any health condition you may have.  I am not a doctor nor a yoga instructor. I plan on learning, right along with you.  Now with this being said, let us move on.

To begin with, I would just find clothes that you probably already own. A shirt, not too tight, but one that wouldn’t ride up or slide down when you bend forward. I would go along with the same for your shorts or pants. I would feel safe to say, nothing that is tight-fitting, nor real loose fitting. And no shoes! I love being barefoot, so I’m excited about that! LOL  And a yoga mat, I got mine here.

Also, recommended, to help you when reaching, are straps and blocks, but that is totally up to you.

As I mentioned above I know nothing about yoga, so instead of putting up tons of different videos, I’m going with only a a few, that starts us out as total newbies.  As well as some chair yoga.  As we progress I’ll either add those videos here, or more likely add another article.


Beginners


Chair Yoga


And…

If I wind up liking yoga, and I really want to, I mean the benefits alone–c’mon.  Anyway, I am considering joining this program.  It’s live classes that you can follow, online, from anywhere in the world.

yoga, yoga mats, yoga clothing, yoga blocks, yoga videos

Here are those links about the history of Yoga, I mentioned above:

A Beginner’s Guide to the History of Yoga

A Brief History Of Yoga: From Ancient Hindu Scriptures To The Modern, Westernized Practice


Let Me Know

Let me know how you are doing if you’re enjoying Yoga.  Are you advancing?  What benefits have you received?  Have you found a good site or a great video?  Let us know in the comments below.


I am not a doctor or a trainer! I am only sharing with you, yoga videos that I found on the internet. Most will be from YouTube, where you can do your own search, to find activities that best suit your needs and levels. Exercise is not a one size fits all, but I will try my best to include something for everyone.

PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR before starting any kind of exercise.


My Other Pages

Check out my other page links below:

LET’S GET FIT THIS WINTER!
Page 1 –
Do you find yourself getting bored in the winter?  Maybe lose a few pounds?  How about building up your stamina?  Avoid falls?  Accidents?  Then check out this page!

STRETCHING
Page 2 –
I feel stretching is important.  Especially for us baby boomers.  As we get older our balance tends to diminish, as well as our strength.  This is the route I started with, and I can move around with more certainty.  My stamina improves greatly.  When I don’t do my stretches, I can definitely feel the difference.

WARM-UP AND COOL AND DOWN
Page 3 –
It is extremely important to warm up before you exercise and to cool down after you exercise.  It’s the best way to avoid injuries.  And it also prepares your muscles for a workout.  Please don’t overlook this section, it’ll do you a world of good.  It’s the best habit to get into.

YOGA
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I’ve always been interested in yoga, and I struggle with it.  I have a hard time quieting my mind, but I am learning.  If my surroundings are right I can.  So I’ll keep at it, for now
.  So I’ll keep at it, for now.  LOL

More pages will be added soon, so keep checking back!