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Yoga for Seniors: 4 Variations of the Downward Dog [Video]

Posted by Twin Towers on August 1, 2017

By Minyette Burke, Wellness Specialist at The Connection at Twin Towers



No matter your age, flexibility or physical strength, yoga is one of the best medicines for the entire body. It’s well documented that yoga is especially beneficial to those over age 50.

Yoga Benefits All Ages


Through yoga, you combine relaxation therapy with a form of exercise that increases flexibility, strength and muscle building. Yoga improves posture and breathing, benefits the heart and reduces stress.


Even better, yoga can easily be modified to meet your physical ability. There’s aquatic yoga to lessen pressure on the joints; there’s chair yoga for extra support; and there’s multiple variations of yoga poses to meet beginner to advanced levels.


Check out these four modifications, perfect for those starting at age 50+, of the most-widely recognized yoga pose, the downward facing dog.

4 Modifications of the Downward Facing Dog Yoga Pose

1.Chair Yoga for Beginners

2. Standing Yoga Using a Chair for Support

3. Intermediate Level Yoga with Support


4. Downward-Facing Dog No Chair

Looking for a fitness and wellness center that caters to older adults?

Check out The Connection at Twin Towers senior living center in Cincinnati. The Connection serves residents of our senior living neighborhood and is open to the public for those over age 50. Join a fitness center catered for you.


For more information on the Twin Towers community, contact Twin Towers online or give us a call! 513-853-2000.

Topics: Senior Health and Fitness

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