When you’ve reached your mid- fifties you may discover you’re not as tall as you were in your 40’s. While when you reach your 70’s you could lose as much as two-three inches in height.
For most people the first sign of a deteriorating posture is a forward head and curvature of upper spine; the computer age has certainly brought more awareness to this issue. The greater the forward head posture the more likely a person is to experience neck or shoulder pain, chronic tension, and headaches.
The good news is a regular yoga practice can help in maintaining a youthful posture. The spine must be continually loosened and exercised. Yoga helps to alleviate stiffness in the spine, loosens the vertebrae, and creates a healthier space between them. This also helps to alleviate tension in the muscles, tendons and joints
Paying attention to your posture throughout the day, a simple act which requires standing tall and lifting your shoulders up, back, and down will improve your posture. Yoga teaches us awareness; bringing awareness to your posture will lead to a youthful, ageless, and graceful posture; it’s well worth the time and attention.
If you would like to learn more about yoga, please feel free to join us Wednesdays at 6:00pm* and Thursdays at 9:30am* at Jacobs Well in Evergreen Park.
*Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.
Joan Zigulich is a Certified Hatha, Children and Family Yoga Instructor. My mission is to introduce the wonderful benefits of yoga allowing the student to practice both on and off the mat. I teach classes at Jacobs Well in Evergreen Park. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss how to incorporate the practice of yoga into your life, firstname.lastname@example.org or "LIKE" Yoga Pathway on Facebook www.facebook.com/YogaPathway