Yoga After 50?

Yoga classes are all the rage right now. But, is yoga right for every age? According to a recent NY Times article, yoga can be be great at most any age, but it’s more a question of adapting your technique to your age.

The article quotes Dr. Loren Fishman, a back-pain specialist in NY, who uses yoga in his rehabilitation practice. He says that “designed appropriately and taken in proper dose, it is certainly safe.” Dr. Fishman noted that aging brings impairments of range, motion, strength and balance that can require modifications, even among veteran yogis, like using the support of a chair or the wall for many poses.

With more baby-boomers practicing yoga, there is also a demand for older teachers who can better relate to an aging market. Once such group called Wisdom Warriors has been developed by Desiree Rumbaugh.

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