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Improve Your Balance: Yoga Practice for Seniors

Olga Kabel
Updated: 
August 01, 2022

This yoga practice for seniors is designed to help them maintain strength and agility, improve balance and develop mental focus. It uses simple balance poses in various positions (on hands and knees, feet, and pelvis) to work on physical balance. Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana) balances the system on the physiological level. Of course, it’s up to you to decide whether or not this practice is appropriate for your students. 

Improve Balance, Strength, and Agility Yoga Practice for SeniorsSenior woman working out, doing Urdhva Mukha Svanasana or Upward Facing Dog Pose at home.

A well-rounded yoga practice designed for senior practitioners

 

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Also, enjoy this article from Olga Kabel and YogaUOnline: Teaching Yoga to Seniors.

Reprinted with permission from Sequence Wiz.

Olga KabelEducated as a school teacher, Olga Kabel has been teaching yoga for over 14 years. She completed multiple Yoga Teacher Training Programs but discovered the strongest connection to the Krishnamacharya/ T.K.V. Desikachar lineage. She studied with Gary Kraftsow and American Viniyoga Institute (2004-2006) and received her Viniyoga Teacher diploma in July 2006, becoming an AVI-certified Yoga Therapist in April 2011. Olga is a founder and managing director of Sequence Wiz, a web-based yoga sequence builder that assists yoga teachers and yoga therapists in creating and organizing yoga practices. It also features simple, informational articles on how to sequence yoga practices for maximum effectiveness. Olga strongly believes in the healing power of this ancient discipline on every level: physical, psychological, and spiritual. She strives to make yoga practices accessible to students of any age, physical ability, and medical history, specializing in helping her students relieve muscle aches and pains, manage stress and anxiety, and develop mental focus.