Last updated: December 2019

Yoga Classes for over 50s Near Me

Over 50's practicing yoga has tripled over the last 6 years. Yoga is becoming an accepted main stream practice, rapidly losing its mystical hippy image amongst older generations in the UK.

Classes classes help with mobility, relaxation, reduce aches and pains, maintain muscle strength, and improves general strength and fitness.

Yoga is recognised as being a good way for older generations to keep fit, stay mobile and socialise.

According to Dr. Kathleen Hall, regular exercise reduces the risk of early death by a third and the risk of chronic disease by up to 40 percent. Yoga can be an excellent low-impact exercise option that's easier on the body than activities like cardio fitness or running.

Is Yoga Safe for Seniors, Over 50's & 60's?

Yoga is a gentle form of exercise ideal for seniors. These are specialist yoga classes that focus on the fitness and mobility needs of older men and women. They offer a gentle yoga practice designed to keep you fit and healthy. Look for specialist yoga classes over 50s, over 60s, over 70s Yoga classes.

Check with your medical practitioner before undertaking a yoga class if you have a medical condition, such as blood high pressure, have mobility issues, undergoing medical treatment, recovering from an operation.

Research suggests that yoga is safe and can have many benefits for older generations. Check with your yoga teacher and make them aware of any medical conditions. Don't be afraid to ask.

What are the Benefits of Over 50s Yoga Classes?

The main reasons why more are joining Yoga classes is flexibility, stress relief, its a low impact form of exercise ideal for older age groups.

  • Improves flexibility.
  • Helps reduce blood pressure according to research. *
  • Slows bone thinning and the onset of osteoporosis.
  • Helps protect joints.
  • Improves balance.
  • Boosts energy, vitality, and mood.
  • Can help reduce stress.
  • Keeps weight down.
  • It's social, make friends.

Find over 50's, over 60's, seniors yoga classes, studio near you by location use the finder on Yoga Class Near You.

Do I Have to Attend an over 50's Yoga Class?

Seniors who are fit and in good health, can attend most types of Yoga classes. However, if you are new to yoga or returning after a long break you should look for a seniors yoga classes a gentle Hatha beginners' class will.

Other styles such as Iyengar yoga, with its emphasis on making postures accessible through the use of props, is good for over 50's. Viniyoga and Kripalu, classes are tailored to fit each individual, are an option.

Chair yoga is ideal if you suffer from restricted mobility.

IMPORTANT: Unless you are experienced yoga practitioner, very fit, you should avoid Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Bikram yoga these are more extreme styles of yoga which put stress on joints and joints, and require a good level of fitness and flexibility.

See a breakdown of types of Yoga, duration times, level of difficult and what you can expect here.

Can I Learn Yoga from a Youtube Video?

The best and safest way to start yoga is by joining a yoga class taught by a qualified, experienced yoga teacher. Attending classes will allow you to get the most out of yoga with the least risk of injury. It is possible to learn yoga from videos and books, however you maybe at risk from injury.

Yoga Overs 50s, Over 60s, Senior Yoga Classes Near Me

Find the best classes for seniors Near You. It has a good range of yoga classes for seniors in major cities including, London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and other major cities across the UK.

* Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine