Yoga for senior citizens

Why is Yoga an Important Activity in Senior Citizen Homes in India?

September 20, 2020


Categories : Senior Health Tips


When it comes to physical activities for seniors, it’s hard to imagine anything that brings more health and spiritual benefits than yoga. Yoga relaxes the mind and body and is a great way to stay flexible. At our communities in India, experienced trainers conduct yoga classes that are designed to help seniors maintain joint flexibility while enhancing muscle and core strength.

Here are the top three reasons why yoga is an important activity at senior citizen communities in India –

  1. Yoga improves balance and strength: As people age, they often lose their sense of balance. There are many yoga exercises that help seniors regain their balance and coordination. With regular practice, seniors can improve their gait, balance and flexibility.
  2. Yoga reduces stress: According to the Harvard Mental Health Letter, yoga is a great way to manage emotional problems like stress and depression. There are several postures and breathing exercises that help seniors relieve stress and anxiety. Intentional deep breathing exercises not only help calm an unsettled mind but also help create a sense of harmony.
  3. Relieve aches and pains: As people age, their joints tend to become stiff because of reduced physical activity. There are several yoga asanas that gently stretch the body and  help seniors get relief from joint stiffness and improve their range of motion. Yoga is also an effective way to get relief from pain caused by inflammatory joint conditions.

The best thing about yoga is that it is a low-impact exercise that doesn’t put too much pressure on the joints, making it ideal for seniors. Yoga involves bending, stretching and twisting – all these movements improve blood circulation and boost a person’s metabolism.

Yoga is an important part of wellness programs at Columbia Pacific Communities. Get in touch with us to know more about our wellness programs.


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