Benefits of Yoga at Any Age

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Updated: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 05:21:31 EST

 

Howard Miller knows firsthand the downside of aging.

Miller says “I’m 69, I have the common aches and pains that people get at this age."

 

So Miller tried yoga. He's been doing it four years and he says it working.

 “I could not before I started bend over and tie my shoes. Now it’s no problem at all. A lot of the aches and pain are gone."

 

 Experts agree with miller.

 Owner of Pure Balance Macon, Dean Baker says that yoga also helps build stamina, reduce stress and builds flexibility.

"It helps with stress which also helps with health. Also the breathing and the lung capacity, which always helps and then muscle strength." 

 

Dean says there are different types of yoga. And though it may seem difficult at first, it gets easier.

“You need to start with a beginner’s class or gentle class. And they need to talk to the instructor and let the instructor know that this is their first yoga class."

 

Dean says yoga can benefit anyone at any age. That's something miller knows firsthand.

"A lot of the aches and pains are gone you are still going to have some. The arthritis is much better than it was and you can just really feel well."

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