What is it?
Yoga is a physical activity that incorporates stretching, muscle strengthening and relaxation all in one. This ancient practice has been around for thousands of years and is a great way to get moving.
Why you should try yoga
The benefits of yoga include:
- Increases flexibility and strength
- Improves mood and lowers stress levels
- Promotes cardiovascular and circulatory health
Who is it for?
Because yoga has many different intensities and can be modified for every fitness level, this activity is good for anyone. The increased balance that is gained from yoga can be an excellent benefit for seniors and assist in fall prevention.
Where to go
The wonderful thing about yoga is that it can be done anywhere once you learn the basic skills needed. If you are new to this activity, seeking out classes from a trained professional is recommended.
What you’ll need
Equipment is optional for yoga, which is another reason it’s so great. Some find that a yoga mat makes the activity more comfortable. For extra balance and support a yoga ball or yoga blocks can be used.