Older Adults Discover Yoga’s Benefits

Older adults (50 plus) represent a growing segment of the yoga population. Rewind Yoga was designed specifically with these students in mind. The class focuses on three areas: developing balance, increasing flexibility, and building functional strength. Yoga helps maintain and improve these skills which are important in performing the normal activities of daily living, maintaining independence, and in reducing the incidence of falls.

Rewind Yoga is an evidence-based sequence developed by YMEDICA and studied in partnership with Arizona State University. Study results showed an improvement for six different metrics, as measured by the Functional Fitness Test, after 12 weeks of Rewind Yoga. Students also reported additional benefits, including reduced stress, alleviation of symptoms associated with chronic conditions, and promotion of healthy body awareness.

Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Restoring Balance Mind & Body, in Mesa. No prior yoga experience is necessary, and beginners are especially welcome. This class is accessible for those with chronic or limiting conditions. Small class size (six students max) offers opportunities for individualized attention.

Cost: First class is free, $10 drop in thereafter (preregistration required). Location: 2045 S. Vineyard Ave., Ste. 139, Mesa. For more information, contact Kim Carter at 253-549-5342 or Kim@RestoringBalanceAZ.com, or visit RestoringBalanceAZ.com.



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