Seniors Restorative Yoga .... gentle Exercise for Flexibility & Health in Wollongong
Gentle Yoga for everyone ... and those wanting to take it easy
Drop by the Wellness Centre for a cup of herbal tea and a chat to see which classes are best suited to your needs.
A safe and effective form of exercise for women & men at any fitness level to help maintain a vibrant & healthy lifestyle. These yoga classes help build strength & stability, improve balance and promotes relaxation.
No yoga experience is necessary. Props like chairs, boulsters cushions & blankets will be used to help make a safe, fun & enjoyable experience. If you can breathe you can do yoga.
Is Yoga Appropriate for Seniors & those with health issues?
In most cases, anyone can do yoga. Many busy people only find the time for activities such as yoga in retirement. Many become more sedentary however retirement is the perfect time to re-establish healthy exercise habits that will promote longer healthier & happier life. Attending a regular yoga classes at the Wellness Centre Wollongong several times a week will help in enjoying a sense of community with the teachers as well as fellow students. It is highly recommended to check with your health care professional before starting any new exercise program.
What Type of Yoga is best for me?
There are many styles of yoga. What kind of yoga depends on your age, current level of fitness, physical ability, level of commitment and desired results. If you are starting a exercise program for the first time or after a long break you should start with a very gentle restorative style of yoga. The best way to gain the benefits of yoga exercises is through personalised instruction in a yoga class. This will allow you to get the most out of yoga with the least risk of injury.
The Benefits of Yoga
The benefits of yoga for seniors are much the same as those for everyone: increased muscle tone, balance, strength, fitness and improved mood. The benefits of yoga have long been said to slow—or even help reverse the aging process. You can notice posture improving and you may even sleep better. If you experience a lot of stress, yoga can not only alleviate the effects but help build a confident frame of mind and improve resilience so stress full situations are better handled. Remember that these benefits will not come overnight after just one or two yoga classes. Regularly attending at least three classes a week will allow you to enjoy the best yoga can offer you. You too can discover that practicing yoga can restore mobility and vitality to your life.
Recently an American researcher Dr. N. K. Patel[i] found that yoga may even be the best all-around exercise for seniors. Yoga is not just about exercises (asanas) but a mutli dimentional experience that not only improves muscle tone and joint mobility but through breathing practices & meditation provides other tangible benefits for older people in that it can decrease their sense of loneliness and supply social experiences for isolated seniors.
Yoga & Arthritis
Recently at team at Johns Hopkins designed the largest known study on yoga’s wholistic health benefits in patients suffering from different types of arthritis. This study was published in 2015 in the Journal of Rheumatology, The study found that many patients with arthritis that practiced yoga for a period of 8 weeks found improvements in both their symptoms and feelings of wellbeing. Read more information on the results of this study Here. For more information on classes suitable for arthritis please call us on 42263777.
We do highly recommend the Beginners Restorative 4 Week Courses to start with otherwise Restorative Yoga Classes are held 9.30am Weds, 9.30am Thursdays, , Yin Yoga Thursdays 5.15pm and Fridays at 5.45pm. at the Wellness Centre.(Map Here)
The Wellness Centre has concession rates available for those on Blue Pension cards or Health Care Cards. Concession rates HERE
If you have any questions regarding these classes please call the Wellness Centre Wollongong on 42263777.