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Yoga for seniors

Vintage Fitness is an at home personal training company in Toronto, Canada.  We specialize in energizing the lives of people over 50 with exercise.  

Clients are often interested in doing yoga but are concerned that some of the poses will hurt their arthritic knees or will be too difficult for them.  The Vintage Fitness personal training team is specialized to modify poses to make them work for every body.  At its core yoga is about creating quiet space in your life and taking deep breaths.

Try the general yoga poses shown below (you don’t have to get down on the floor or kneel!)

Warrier One

Warrier One

Benefits of the exercise:

Flexibility in the hips which will help to ease low back pain

Tips:

  • Place your back heel at a 45 degree angle
  • Keep the shoulders relaxed
  • Your hips point forwards

How long should I hold?

  • 30 seconds

Video:


Warrier Two

Warrier Two

Benefits of the exercise:

Strengthens the legs and stretches the hips

Tips:

  • Your back foot should be at 90 degrees
  • Keep the shoulders relaxed

How long should I hold?

  • 30 seconds

Video:


Childs pose (desk version)

Childs pose (desk version)

Benefits of the exercise:

Eases tension and tightness in the neck and upper back

Tips:

  • Reach as far forward with your hands as you can
  • Relax your shoulders

How long should I hold the stretch

  • 1 minute

Video:


If you live in the Toronto area and would like a free consultation with a Vintage Fitness personal trainer drop me a note erin@vintagefitness.ca.  If you live outside of Toronto and are interested in an on-line personalized yoga program let me know.

Good Luck!

Erin

Vintage Fitness

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Vintage Fitness is an in home personal training company in Toronto, Canada.  We specialize in energizing the lives of people over 50 with exercise. 

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