December is upon us and we are about to bid farewell to another year. As 2017 looms ahead, know that being a year older does not mean you have to feel like it!
Science has proven that what we eat, what we do and how we live has a dramatic impact on how long we get to enjoy this earth. In his book “The Blue Zones” author Dan Buettner revealed 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. Not surprisingly, eating well was on the list, but so too were natural movement, living with purpose and social interaction. These elements are inherent in yoga and central to yogic philosophy.
When it comes to staving off aging YOGA is the proverbial FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. Whether you are building a career, nurturing a family or enjoying retirement, practicing yoga at your age and as you age is essential to ongoing health and longevity.
Here are 5 ways YOGA helps you to be an AGELESS WONDER.
Yoga increases FLEXIBILITY, reducing the aches, pains and stiffness associated with aging and it maintains space between vertebrae so the spine stays long and straight as you age.
The weight bearing poses of a regular yoga practice build STRENGTH in every muscle and increase bone density without stressing cartilage and joints common in high impact exercise.
Yoga BREATHING increases lung capacity so you feel more energetic, and deeper breathing leads to lower blood pressure and improved digestion, a common ailment in aging adults.
Statistics show that 1 out of every 3 adults over 50 will fracture a bone in a fall. Yoga improves BALANCE by strengthening stabilizing muscles and synchronizing communication in the brain.
Critical to aging gracefully, the mindful movements of yoga heighten BODY AWARENESS so you notice when you slouch or if you are under stress which is a leading cause of heart attacks.
Aging is inevitable but how well you age is up to you. Learn the Secret to a long life – come practice YOGA at Balance Studio with our dedicated community of teachers and students.