[Updated: October 30, 2022 | Published: November 8, 2017]
The importance of exercising as we age cannot be overstated, but what exercises are best? The exercise that will be the best fit for you depends on a variety of factors including mobility, current health concerns, interest level and more. If you’re looking for a gentle exercise for stretching and low-impact movements, we recommend trying yoga!
You’ve probably seen some of the crazy, advanced yoga poses the experts do and thought to yourself, there’s no way I can do this. But not all yoga has to be difficult. Because of the ability to modify moves as needed, yoga is actually great for all ages.
If you’re looking for a place to start, you can start practicing yoga in your own home or with a group of friends in an open space. To get started, you can try following instructional videos to learn the basic moves. When you’re feeling more confident, you can go to a yoga class around town. There are plenty of options throughout Dublin that are close to the community!
Not only is yoga great for socializing and making new friends throughout the community, but there are a breadth of health benefits as well. Yoga can help with balance, joint flexibility and maintaining bone health and muscle mass. In addition to the physical benefits, yoga and meditation can help with focus, concentration and emotional well-being.
At Friendship Village of Dublin, we offer yoga classes along with a variety of other workout classes to help you achieve your health goals. Stop by one of our classes and see for yourself how fun it can be!