By Minyette Burke, Wellness Specialist at The Connection at Twin Towers
If you’ve never done yoga before, no worries. Yoga is a low impact exercise that’s perfect for seniors and fairly easy to begin. It also provides a myriad of health benefits, from increased strength and balance to stress reduction and mental agility.
Start Yoga with the Triangle Pose
The triangle pose is often one of the first yoga poses for beginners to learn. At first, you may struggle to find your balance and have difficulty maintaining your breathing while holding good posture.
This is why we have 3 modifications to help you get started with the triangle pose. You can use a chair for support and even sit in a chair for assistance while doing the pose.
Even if your balance feels a bit wobbly at first, don’t give up! The triangle pose has many benefits. It engages every part of the body, strengthens the core, opens the hips and shoulders and stretches the legs.
3 Modifications of the Triangle Pose
1. Full Triangle Pose
2. Triangle Pose in a Chair
3. Triangle Pose using a Chair for Support
For more yoga instructional videos, check out these 4 modifications of the downward facing dog - the most-widely recognized yoga pose. These videos are perfect for beginners and seniors needing chair assistance.
Looking for a 50+ fitness and wellness center?
Check out The Connection at Twin Towers senior living community in Cincinnati. The Connection serves residents of our senior living neighborhood and is open to the public. Our fitness center offers a variety of classes and equipment specifically designed for those aged 50+. The Aquatic Center includes a 75-foot heated pool, aquatic bikes, and a whirlpool.
For more information on The Connection or Twin Towers, contact us online or give us a call at 513-853-2000.