What if you are in your 70s? There's no age to work on your health.
There should be no compromise on health and wellness in any period of your life. Exercise is the best way to keep your body and mind flexible and active. "I'm in my 70s and what exercise I can do now? I have problems with my limbs and spine!" We often come across people who show age as their constraint to do things in life. But that can't be an excuse. No. There's always a way if you have the will to do it. Here are a few yoga asanas that help you tone your body and mind irrespective of your age.
Adho Mukha Svanasana:
Adho Mukha Svanasana is also called the ‘Downward Facing Dog Pose. This Asama helps those who are suffering from age-driven memory issues. It also reduces the amount of stress. It allows blood to flow into the brain and thus makes the mind sharper. Say bye to absent mindedness by practicing Downward Facing Dog position.
Trikonasana, also known as the ‘Triangle Pose’ is extremely helpful in reducing the blood pressure - the most common problem in the elderly. It also helps to bring in stability of mind and body, strength, and stamina. This pose is also good for strengthening the arms and legs.
Bhujangasana or 'The Cobra Pose’ helps the elderly to fight constipation as it focusses on stimulating the abdominal organs. It also strengthens the back and legs, opens the heart and lungs and makes the spine flexible.
4. Baddha Konasana
Baddha Konasana is also known as a ‘Butterfly Pose’. Baddha Konasana stimulates the abdominal organs, improves blood circulation, soothes sciatica and helps relieve depression, anxiety and fatigue. It is also greatly helpful to keep the pelvic and uterus health.
Tadasana, also known as the ‘Mountain Pose' is a helpful to improve posture. It strengthens the weak thighs and ankles, making the mobility easier. It also relieves the practitioner from back pain and aches.
Shavasana is also known as the ‘Corpse Pose’. This improves concentration, enhances the quality of life for the elderly while also working on insomnia.
Include simple breathing exercises and there you go! It works amazingly great.
So, it's better late than never. Get your yoga mat, wear your pants and hit your yoga routine. You will see a new you.