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Yoga All-In-One For Dummies by Consumer Dummies, Larry Payne, Georg Feuerstein, Sherrie Baptiste, Doug Swenson, Stephan Bodian, LaReine Chabut, Therese Iknoian

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Chapter 5

Exercises for Seniors

In This Chapter

arrow Improving blood circulation throughout your body

arrow Strengthening your spine and improving your range of motion

arrow Concentrating on your coordination and focus

No matter your age, Yoga with Weights exercises can help you stay strong and supple. Therefore, the exercises in this chapter are designed specifically for seniors. Here, you find a workout that emphasizes the importance of stretching, relaxing, and strengthening for promoting the general health and well-being of seniors. Still not convinced? Okay, the exercises also slow down and prevent premature aging!

Reaping the Rewards of the Senior Workout

An old saying in the yoga tradition says that you’re as youthful as your spine is supple and flexible. The exercises in this workout increase the strength and suppleness of your spine. It feels great to have a limber spine that’s free to move in all directions, but a spine that moves with ease is important for safety reasons, too. For example, you’ll be able to sit on the floor and get up without assistance, and you’ll feel more youthful so you can do the physical activities that you really love.

The exercises in this workout also increase ...

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