While a bottle of wine can sit in a cellar for years improving with age, the same cannot be said of humans. In fact, a sedentary adult may experience as much as 30 to 40 percent loss of muscular strength as a result of reduced levels of muscle mass between the ages of 30 and 80.
This makes strength building one of the most effective things you can slow the aging clock and keep feeling youthful and healthy well beyond your 30s and 40s.
With more and more people coming into yoga after age 45, it’s important that asana practice reflect our changing bodies, while addressing the need for strength, muscle tone, and retention of functional movement in a safe and progressive way.
The bottom line? As we age need to add some power moves to our asana practice!
Borrowing from her NASM personal trainer certification, Lynn will talk about how to seamlessly add components of strength work into asana practice that can work at all ages. Lynn will also show how to work in poses to create different types of muscle strengthening, and how to tailor a strength training program so it’s suitable for different age groups, i.e. 20-40s, 50s-60s, and 70+.
Adding a strength component to your asana practice can help you:
- Develop strength and stability
- Improve balance and fall prevention
- Increase cognitive health
- Improve metabolism
- Build strong bones
- Support a robust immune system
- Create healthy breath support
- Retain mobility and functional movement capacity
- Decrease risk of all-cause mortality
In this course, yoga teacher and therapist Lynn Crimando will show how to safely add a strength component that is joint-aware, progressive, and adaptable to any ability level.
This Course Also Includes:
Yoga Practice Video: Enjoy a yoga practice video that accompanies this course designed by Lynn Crimando.
Recordings of All Webinar Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of all webinar sessions – both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
Transcripts of All Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.
This course qualifies for 3.75 non-contact hour CEs with Yoga Alliance.