Maximize Your Longevity With the Amazing Power of Yoga
I spend quite some time with law firms dealing with litigants-attorneys who try cases in the courts during my job as a litigation consultant. It took me just a few of hours, and we would have been finished before lunch.
I had arranged a working session for 10:30 a.m. with a lawyer. Imagine my surprise, when I was called by the lawyer — a female late 60s — to ask for our meeting to take place at 10 a.m. so she can take her law firm in her offices at noon to the yoga class!
First of all, it was “What an enlightened law firm!” My second thought was “Yes of course! I would be happy if I could change appointment time.” I was pleased that this organisation acknowledges the immense value of protecting their lawyers’ well-being.
He was prepared not only to make a space usable for yoga, but also to pay the teacher and overlook what the attending lawyers would otherwise be “billable hours.” And I was doubly pleased that the contender with whom I worked trusted enough to take part.
Yoga is so good for body and soul, especially for people over 60 years old. There are only a few examples of vibrant women who have paid off in pleasure, fitness and lifelong commitment to yoga:
For 50 years she’s now named “Yoga Super Granny.” Bette Calman, 90, a highly-respected yoga instructor. She rose to the world ‘s fame by showing off an Advil commercial in the 2016 Super Bowl.
At 93-and she still teachs-Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest yoga instructor in the world! His phenomenal history consists of marching twice with Mahatma Gandhi and helping the Nazis to escape during the Second World War as a French Resistance combatant.
In addition to yoga, at the age of 85 she took up ballroom dance. Tao ‘s motto is “Nothing is difficult for you.” It’s one she’s been caring for her entire life and it’s a perfect lesson for us all.
With the aid of a certified back-care coach, Anna Pesce, 87, corrects her hunchback pose just 2 years from now. She says now that she can drive and do a lot of things that she can not do before, she feels great.
So, what’s the purpose of it? How does yoga help the mind and body in particular?
Yoga strengthens your equilibrium, which is increasingly necessary as we age. As regards your body. The existence of the motions themselves increases the bone density, which continues to decline over time. Yoga is a low-impact workout that strengthens the muscles gently and avoids atrophy in the process. Stronger muscles make the joints less tense and thus arthritis easier.
Yoga also reduces blood pressure without exerting excessive pressure on the cardiovascular system, which is the reason why it is especially well suited for lowering blood pressure (always consult with the doctor for most people!). Since yoga requires deep breathing, more oxygen circulates around the body in order to support all the internal bodies and systems.
On the other hand, yoga encourages such chemical releases that can alleviate anxiety and encourage a general sense of relaxation. In addition to your mental and emotional condition Yoga alleviates anxiety and enhances sleep for many. Yoga has shown that it enhances your memory and your ability to process in a cognitive way, as we all develop into the next years!
Why are the benefits of yoga important to know? And it is a little known trick to health: the more you know how something helps you, the bigger.
Nothing was more seen than in the prominent study of the “Hotel Maids.” The maids served in two hotels, adding up to a daily practise of more than 30 minutes. The researchers told the women in the first hotel how many calories they burned when they were sweeping up the equivalent of a 30-minute practise.
At the second hotel, the researchers told the maids nothing. The maids of the first Hotel weighed an average of two pounds less, had a lower percentage of body fat, and the systemic blood presence was on average 10 points below the cost, after only one month, without making any adjustments to their diet or workout outside of work (which was basically nil). There was no improvement for the maids at the second hotel.
What happened? What happened? The servants of the first hotel now had more knowledge than a paycheck about the basic benefits of their jobs. Their subconscious expressed the gain to their bodies, leading to weight loss, reduction in fat and a reduction in blood pressure.
The maid job is, of course, somewhat different from yoga, but the idea is the same. Upon your yoga practise, harness the strength of your mind. Know the unique physical and mental benefits and importance of yoga. You can only prosper!
Didn’t yoga ever try? Gentle Yoga for older people: http:/sixtyandme.com/silent-yoga-for-senior-videos/. This is the best place to begin.
Noelle Nelson, PhD, is passionately interested in personal development, satisfaction, and enjoyment of this wonderful experience called “life.” She deals with researching long life for the last three years and wrote the book, “Happy Healthy … Dead: Why You Think You Know About Aging Is Wrong And How To Get It Well.”