I haven’t talked about it much, but I practice yoga regularly. To be clear though, I’m not trying to get overly flexible. As long as we have generally good range of motion in our joints, being overly-flexible isn’t necessary for healthy aging. What IS necessary is the quality of our joint stability and mobility. And, of course, staying strong and having good balance. So that’s why I practice yoga. Not to be able to do the splits, but to build all those other things. Yoga, to me, is for training my movement efficiency—and even more importantly, for the mental health benefits. Yoga is so much more than the physical practice. But, for the purposes of this particular workout, let’s stay focused on the physical.
In this video, I share my favorite yoga routine. I’ve got a bunch of yoga sequences I do on the regular, but THIS one is my go-to.
Seniors, I also shared modifications for you, so don’t write this one off! You’ll see a box on the left of the video pop up where I show the senior version. Really though, it’s all about holding on when you need to, and not going so deep into the moves. Stay safe and don’t overdo any of the poses as you’re learning them!
In the video, I promised a printable guide to the 8 poses in the yoga sequence and here it is:
Click the picture and it’ll take you to a full-page PDF version you can print out, stick in your RV glove box, and use to help you stay fit on the road! It’ll also make an excellent rest stop recharge workout for your long driving days in the RV.
Hope you’re all hanging in there! Even with all the distractions 2020 has been throwing at us, make sure you keep exercise one of your top priorities. It truly is the best medicine.
Comments below are always welcome. Stay strong!
Love, Trainer Stef