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Yoga for elderly people

The loneliness of the elderly is a really worrying issue in our society. The demographic changes experienced in recent years, the increase in life expectancy and the decrease in birth rates, have caused a significant increase in the social weight of the elderly in our society, accompanied by a greater diversity of the group. It is unsustainable to consider it only as a stage where physical and mental deterioration is inevitable. From Yoga Without Borders we would like to put emphasis on the prevention and promotion of the health of the elderly. Yoga is an essential tool.


  • Chronic pain: A regular practice of yoga helps older people reduce chronic pain and feel lighter.
  • Sleep: Older people often have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Practicing yoga regularly helps improve the quality of sleep in older people.
  • Strength / Arthritis: There have been several studies that show that yoga improves the strength of the joints and fingers of the hands in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Hypertension: Breathing and relaxation exercises can help lower blood pressure as well as blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglycerides. Older people who practice yoga with some regularity claim to be calmer and feel better.
  • Excess weight: Practicing yoga regularly, at least for half an hour a week, can help compensate for the weight gain that occurs with age.
  • Mood / anxiety: The effect of yoga on stress levels is demonstrated and group activities help raise the mood in the elderly. Contact with the group and perform exercises together gives them a sense of belonging.

* Yoga Without Borders seeks volunteer teachers to work in different centers for the elderly. If you are interested in collaborating write us to: info@yogasinfronteras.org

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