While it is not necessary to attend yoga classes, increasing your flexibility will help to
reduce the aging process.
As we age we lose our range of movement and this can result in many other problems such as strains, sprains and pulled muscles.
Regular stretching of the muscles will help to lengthen and strengthening while
improving your flexibility.
This will also assist in your posture, allowing you to have a more youthful posture as you age.
Having a good posture can make you look years younger than your age so the strength and flexibility is important if you want to stay looking young.
Regular stretching would also help reduce any blockages in your body and help the
blood to flow more freely.
This in itself will help you to look younger and improve your body and skin condition.
It will also help to reduce stress which is a major cause of aging.
It is easy to incorporate stretching throughout the day as it can be done anywhere and at any time.
By doing it on a regular basis the exercises become easier as the muscles become more accustomed to the movements.
It only takes a few minutes of stretching every day to help transform your body, relieve stress, increase your energy, improve your skin tone, and allow you to participate in more
activities as you age.
People who regularly stretch their muscles and improve their muscle strength are less likely to need hip and knee replacements as they age.
They are also less likely to suffer from falls as their balance and posture will be better from having done these exercises.
There are so many positive benefits that can be had by making these little changes throughout the day, but the cumulative effect can be quite considerable in the years to come.
Tips for stretching
1. Start slow and stretch gently.
2. Breath slowly and rhythmically.
3. Slowly increase the stretch as you feel the muscles relax.
4. Hold each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.
5. Take advantage of your opportunities, like while you are doing chores, talking on the phone, etc.
Stretching feels great and as you can see there are great benefits to flexibility.