I admire older individuals who put aside their fears and considerations and come to yoga for the first time. These 50 to 80 year olds are what I call the ‘grey warriors’. By joining a class at this late stage, they are setting off on the adventure of a lifetime. It’s very likely that they will embrace yoga even more than younger students because they often have more at stake – repairing old injuries, helping medical conditions, and just loosening up.
Here are a couple of posts that I’ve written to encourage seniors to take up yoga. This post appeared today on the Yoga Lunch Box and is entitled “The Well Seasoned Yogi”.