Yoga for senior citizens is an increasingly popular way to improve overall flexibility, increase strength and mobility and promote long, healthy lives. While everyone needs to get regular exercise, yoga allows many seniors to perform many of the same yoga exercises they performed in their younger years. Chair yoga has also become quite popular at many senior citizen yoga centers. This type of yoga exercise uses specially designed chairs that give you a low-impact, muscle-relaxing workout.
One of the most popular yoga poses for older people is the warrior pose. This pose involves keeping your back straight, maintaining your legs straight and raising your hands over your head. Next, practice the downward-facing dog pose, which places pressure on the lower back to stretch the spine and open up the breathing channels. You may also want to try the fish pose, which helps to relax the entire body by relaxing the shoulders and relaxing the body muscles.