Yoga for Seniors
"Yoga has a powerful effect on stress and hypertension and can help people reduce the amount of medication they need," says Amy Wheeler, yoga professor at California State University at San Bernardino. In a review of 17 studies published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers reported significant reductions in blood pressure for interventions incorporating three basic elements of yoga practice: postures, meditation, and breathing.
Studies consistently show that the weight-bearing activity of yoga helps slow bone thinning, reducing the risks of osteoporosis, particularly among postmenopausal women.
For 6 years, Erin has worked with retirement communities, senior centers and dementia care clinics teaching gentle and chair yoga, mindfulness, and stretching/strengthening classes.
Erin's witnessed senior and dementia care clients gain mental well-being, increase speech, social engagement, stable movement, and experience greater optimism with yoga and mindfulness classes.
During COVID, Erin has inspired elderly clients to use her techniques during pandemic regularly.
A 79-year-old female client reports, she used a breathing technique Erin taught her last year at the beginning of pandemic every day for 30 minutes. The client gained enough strength to not need her walker to stand up!
Group Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation, Stretch & Strengthen Classes
- In person or Zoom sessions available
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As a conduit of peace, Erin Doty is a certified Death Doula and is deeply honored to support you and your loved one during this time of transition and bereavement.