Advanced Balance Poses and Chair Yoga for Senior Citizens
I have designed this series of balance poses with senior citizens in mind. But these are beneficial for anyone looking to improve their stability. Remember to always listen to your body and don’t do anything that doesn’t feel safe or comfortable. It is also very important to get clearance from your doctor before starting any exercise program. Additionally, if you’re very new to any kind of exercise or suffer from dizziness, it’s important to have someone nearby while you do these exercises.
Postural imbalance can happen for a number of reasons. The biggest accompanying risk is the possibility of falls and fractures. The good thing is that balance can improve with regular practice! Just like our muscles become stronger the more we use them, our balance improves the more we do balance exercises. So, be regular and consistent with your practice to enjoy the rewards of an active and healthy life for years to come!
This is the final class of the series, and it includes some challenging balance poses like Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) and Warrior III Pose (Virabhadrasana III). Therefore, the class begins with joint activation exercises to prepare you for the flow. It then gently guides you into more advanced balances through dynamic repetitions and uses the chair for support. (the intermediate class can be found here)
To get the most out of this class, come with an attitude of playfulness, and don’t be too serious. Listen to your body, don’t push yourself too much, and instead focus on enjoying the experience.
Balance Poses: Exercises Level 3