Yoga Stretch Exercises for Seniors

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Yoga stretch exercises for seniors focus on simple poses to promote balance and suppleness. Learn simple stretch exercises with the help of a certified yoga instructor in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Amy Newman, fitness expert for Gold's Gym, creator of The Perfect 10 Workout. I'm going to show you some yoga stretches for seniors. You can sit in Easy Pose on top of a pillow if you'd like as you do your asanas and relax your mind, breathe deeply into your body. Take in a deep breath, bring your arms around keeping your shoulders down, just stretch a little bit to the side, exhaling, inhale lift up, exhale to the other side, inhale lift up, bring your arms straight out in front of you, exhale to the side. Inhale, come to the center and then exhale to the other side, then come in front. Reach underneath one arm bringing your shoulder out to the side and your arm to the other, breathe deep into your body. From this pose, switch arms tucking the other one under, bringing the arm in, shoulders are down, arm is stretched in, breathe deep. Feel your shoulder blades open up. From here take in a deep breath, bring your arms up, reach for the elbow with one hand, try to get it behind your head, feel your lat opening up, breathe deep into your body, let your arm rest on the back of your head, that's fine, lift up, switch arms reaching for the other elbow. Breathe deep, release, bring your arms around and behind your back and interlace your fingers, squeezing your shoulder blades, lift your arms and go ahead and let your head hang. Come down as far as you feel comfortable, breathe, bend your elbows gently and release your fingers. I'm Amy Newman, fitness instructor for Gold's Gym, creator of The Perfect 10 Workout, and those are some senior exercises you can do for yoga.


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