Start now as it’s never too late to take up yoga

Start now as it's never too late to take up yoga

YOGA CLASS: Beneficial for people of all ages Photo credit: CC/Drmirshak

THERE’S no age limit for yoga.

Children can start at age five and some will enjoy it so much they continue through adulthood, and then as senior citizens for as long as their bodies and health permit.

But what about those no longer in the first flush of youth who decide to take it up for the first time?

More and more of those who can only be described as elderly are putting on yoga pants and rolling out their mats each week, and medical experts increasingly agree that this is a good thing.  Some studies have even linked yoga to an improvement in the readings that are obtained when monitoring cellular aging.

Yoga can also bring positive changes to brain health, with a recent study finding that healthy seniors who practised Hatha yoga for two years performed better than a control group on certain cognitive tasks.

A no-longer young beginner will probably be happier attending a gentle yoga class, although further options – depending on their physical limitations – include chair yoga, restorative yoga and Hatha, all of which focus on slow, controlled movements.

Not that yoga is a cure-all for ageing. People lose muscle, their tendons toughen as they get older and health professionals recommend practising other types of strength training at the same time as yoga.

Meanwhile, instructors and instructed both maintain that yoga is more than physical postures as it addresses the mind, the spirit and the emotions at any age.

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Written by

Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at


    • Joe Ricotta

      01 February 2023 • 06:29

      Really Yoga is very good for health..

      • Steven Thomson

        27 February 2023 • 10:50


    • Steven Thomson

      27 February 2023 • 10:48

      If your goal is to build strength, flexibility, balance as well as posture, yoga is the right choice for you.

    • James Dwell

      28 February 2023 • 05:58

      Regular yoga practice may reduce levels of stress and body-wide inflammation, contributing to healthier hearts. Several of the factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure and excess weight, can also be addressed through yoga.

      @Steven Thomson 👍

      @Joe Ricotta 👍

    • James Dwell

      28 February 2023 • 06:15


    • Sophia Johnn

      27 March 2023 • 04:13

      Thank You! Joe Ricotta

    • Tilak Verma

      27 March 2023 • 04:19

      Thank You “Joe” Ricotta for the answers…😊

    • Joe Ricotta

      07 April 2023 • 07:18

      Joe Ricotta- Power Yoga is one of the most athletic forms of yoga Based on the sequence of poses in Ashtanga yoga, power yoga builds upper-body strength and helps make you more flexible and balanced. You Flow from one pose to another…

    • James Dwell

      07 April 2023 • 07:24

      Thank You Joe Ricotta

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