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Is yoga helpful for elderly people?

What would be the benefits for a healthy 70 year old? We are specifically hoping for something that will help with her balance and provide a chance for her to meet people and have fun.
Status: Open    Jan 06, 2016 - 12:26 AM

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Jan 25, 2016 - 02:23 PM

Yoga is a great option for the elderly and there is a lot of research to support this. Depending on her current medical status and physical ability, I would recommend finding a group geared toward the older population. The people in charge of these groups have experience adapting and modifying the poses to be the most benefit. Look at community centers, senior centers or even your local physical rehabilitation center or hospital for groups. Group exercise is (obviously) healthy, fun, builds a community of friends and will keep her active.

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