Aging happens to everyone on different levels. As we get older our bodies naturally have the tendency to lose flexibility and our joints become less mobile and rigid. One must continue to move in ways that allows the body to stay active in a healthy and obtainable way. This paper will discuss the importance of physical fitness for senior citizens while incorporating yoga into daily life. I will focus my research on the mental and physical effects of how yoga can help older adults with symptoms of arthritis, disease and illness, while using breathing exercises for overall better relaxation and health. I will examine the parts of the brain that triggers good endorphins that make one feel better after exercising and I will give many examples of how yoga postures, and new visual technology can benefit the older population and encourage movement and mobility. This paper will demonstrate the numerous benefits of how exercise and yoga can enhance your life and keep you active way into your later years.
Davenport, Chelsey; Gorman, Scott; and Covert, Laura, "Mobility and Aging: The Benefits of Incorporating Yoga Amongst Seniors" (2018). Paper Presentations. 14.