Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Yoga Poses for Women Over 60
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Yoga is gaining popularity with older adults, especially women over the age of 60. Yoga’s slow, measured movements and strengthening poses can help you achieve better balance and prevent falls as you age. Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults; every year, one in three adults 65 or older falls. Yoga gives you the tools now to prevent a bad fall so you can still move around in your 80’s.
Here are a few yoga poses for women over the age of 60.
COBBLER’S POSE: Sit with your spine straight and legs spread out. Bend your knees and bring your feet toward your pelvis, so the soles of your feet touch. Press your elbows on your thighs, coaxing them closer to the floor.
WARRIOR 1: Stand with your feet about hip-width apart. Keeping your right foot stationary, bend your right knee deeply and place your left foot about 3 feet behind you, pointing your left toes outward. With your front knee bent at a right angle, raise both arms near your ears and look up. Take three breaths, then return to a standing position. Repeat.
HALF CHAIR AT THE WALL: Stand about 1 foot away from the wall, with your rear touching the wall. Raise your arms forward and up over your head, with your palms facing each other. Bend your knees and squat halfway to the floor. Hold for five breaths, then stand. Repeat.
THE CORPSE POSE: Here’s a totally relaxing option everyone can do! Lie flat on your back, pillow under your head, eyes closed. Allow your feet to splay to the sides. Rest your arms alongside your body, palms facing up. Then relax, surrender to the floor and breathe deeply.
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