No matter how much we age, the benefits of yoga remain the same. The only thing that changes is the way in which the sequences of poses are taught in class. As we get older, muscles tend to stiffen, our joints lose their range of motion and we become more susceptible to chronic problems such as osteoporosis, arthritis and heart disease.

Yoga can help slow down the effects of ageing by maintaining muscle softness and flexibility, keeping the mind alert and present, and encouraging relaxation in both the physical and mental bodies.

If you fall in to this category, a regular yoga practice, say 2-3 times a week, would be really beneficial.

Some other benefits of yoga include –

·       Reduced swelling in joints

·       Improve balance and stability

·       Increase joint mobility and strength

·       Improve cardiovascular health

·       Aid digestion and elimination

·       Improve sleep

·       Lower blood pressure

·       Improve sleep

·       Improve blood flow

·       Improve mood and well-being

·       Aid in depression and anxiety