If you suffer with an achy back, sore knees, tight shoulders and hamstrings, you might consider taking a yoga class. A well-rounded Hatha Yoga class helps us move our joints safely and strengthen our muscles and bones. Many of the poses challenge our balance and help prevent falls and fractures that so many seniors deal with on a daily basis.
In my Yoga classes you do a mix of static and dynamic poses. The static is when you hold a pose to build strength, and dynamic is moving in and out of poses, which links mindful breathing with movement to build grace and stamina. To strengthen your feet, yoga is done without shoes or socks.
Yin Yang Yoga Flow is good for fit seniors who want to be challenged and are open to trying something new. This class is not for someone who can’t get up from the floor without assistance. Yin Yang Yoga Flow classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
If you want no flow Yoga, then come to Yoga for Strong Bones and Balance every Saturday at 9 a.m. In this class there is some standing, sitting, and floor poses. Beginners are welcome if they can get up from the floor without assistance.
Both Yin Yang Yoga Flow and Yoga for Strong Bones and Balance are safe for seniors who want to stay healthy and learn new ways to move, breathe, and relax. You will need a mat, and the cost is $5 per class. Props like blocks, straps, and blankets are provided. For more information, call or text Margie Parrish at 602-930-8102. To register for the class, call CWPV Fitness Center front desk at 480-895-1776.