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Yoga – fit for life

Yoga

Yoga classes for seniors are held at COTA NT in Spillett House every Wednesday (with the exception of instructor ‘away days’). Yoga is part of our Fit for Life program, which encourages seniors to stay healthy, grow stronger and to improve their balance, flexibility and co-ordination.

Before you join

About Yoga

  • Improve sleep quality and improve depression
  • Reduce stress
  • Help control blood sugar in people with diabetes
  • Enhance respiratory function
  • Help alleviate arthritis pain
  • Increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis
  • Improve balance
  • Moderate chronic pain

There are three key components to a good workout for seniors: low impact cardio, resistance training, and stretching. Whilst Yoga  has the potential to cover all three of these bases, health experts recommend that people who are getting older should give serious thought to which yoga program they choose to adopt. Certain forms of yoga may be too strenuous, or require so much flexibility that a senior could easily hurt themselves by pushing too far.