Yoga is an age-old exercise regime to deal with and cure almost any kind of physical as well as mental issues. When it comes to women, especially if they are in or over their 60s, strictly medically speaking you expect the issues to be a little worse than men going through the same age phase. Employing and incorporating some yoga practices in regular lifestyle, without giving too much tedious stress on your body, can give effective results to deal with some age related as well as other issues. Here are some of the yoga poses that you can try to get some useful benefits if you are going through or have gone past your 60s:
Here Are Yoga Poses For The Women Over 60
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
This is one of the simplest asanas that corrects your posture. Breathing normally is necessary while going through with this pose. Apart from improved mobility, reduced stress levels and higher energy levels, on repeating 5 times without any break daily, tadasana gives strength and tones up muscles of thighs, arms, ankles and abs, improves circulation and boosts digestion.
Balasana (Child’s Pose)
As the name suggests, this asana induces relaxation and calmness by resting your forehead on the mat and the hands alongside your body like a child. It is especially helpful in women going through menopausal as well as digestion problems. It helps to relieving stress in the neck, chest, shoulder and back, besides alleviating fatigue, mental anxiety and stress and induces calmness. It helps to improve circulation, digestion and helps to strengthen and straighten the spine that often gets affected with age.
Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
This pose typically relieves aches in susceptible parts of the body. Besides dealing with menopausal problems, it strengthens your digestive system and vital lower back and eases the complaints of sciatica and lower back pain problems. Joints, limbs and back should be dealt with utmost care while performing which otherwise may lead to discomforting injuries. When done properly, it strengthens and improves knees, hips and groin areas and relieves fatigue and stress issues.
Ardha Pavanamuktasana (One Legged Wind Releasing Pose)
This is a particularly soothing stretching exercise that stretches your mid to lower back and hips provides relief to the nagging back ache. Despite stretching and strengthening the neck and back muscles, it improves blood circulation and boosts digestive power. This asana eases constipation and prevents gas accumulation and also deals with menopausal discomforts.
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
This is another stretching asana that gives your back muscles a good stretch and relieves it off any pain. While doing this asana, it is absolutely mandatory to keep your shoulders relaxed and pushed backwards to avoid any kind of injuries. This exercise relaxes back stiffness and Improves flexibility, strengthens spine, solves menopausal issues, tones up hips, abs, arms and shoulder and also relaxes fatigue and stress to improve the mood.
Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
This is the finishing step for any yoga session and is the most simple, soothing yet powerful yogasana. Despite relaxation, it makes you aware about your body parts and breathing pattern. Shavasana works by minimizing stress and tension by relaxing the mind. It also stimulates creativity by enhancing concentration, learning capacity and memory.
By taking some little time out of your otherwise busy life every day and investing it to practice yoga can give you overwhelming beneficial returns. It helps to relax your mind and at the same time improves your physical functionalities which in turn, help you to break the shackles of aging and enjoy the life at its fullest.