Turning 50 years does not mean much more when people are healthier and live longer than ever. However, society still sees this as a milestone. That said, for some women over 50, a new chapter of growth and excitement might open. If you are one of those women, this could mean a lot more free time for new adventures and experiences.
Being over 50, male or female, also means that physical changes can occur in your body. For women, the list includes arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic back pain, heart disease and loss of flexibility. There is also the horror of menopause.
In the words of Dr. Christiane Northrup, a renowned expert in the health of women, is ‘ageing inevitable, becoming older optional’.
If you have seen women of 80 and 90 years of yoga, you know this is true!
The gentle practice of yoga and the inherent practice of mindfulness can drastically change the way you view your own body and your life. It is also an economic tool to combat stiffness, arthritis and chronic pain.
Are you interested in trying yoga? Here are some yoga postures for women over 50 that you can try today.
Downward Facing Dog
Downward Facing Dog is a yoga classic from which no exercise has been completed. Down Dog, as it is popularly called, stretches the entire back and makes the neck relaxed. This makes it a favourite for people with chronic low back pain, as well as those who work at a computer all day long. It also helps to strengthen the shoulders, but be careful and listen to your body if you are recovering from a shoulder injury.
Crescent Pose, also known as High Lunge, increases strength in the legs and offers a beautiful stretch in the hips, chest, shoulders, and ankles to forget.
For a softer posture that requires less balance and muscle involvement, do not hesitate to perform this position with one knee on the floor. If you have knee problems, use a thick mat or put a towel under your knee.
Triangle Pose or Trikonasana is one of the best poses for a full stretch. By opening the entire frontal body, this posture also provides a much-needed stretch in the ankles, hips, legs, and back. Women who brave menopause love this attitude and claim that it helps relieve constipation and pain in the lower back.
Modified Tree Pose
Tree Pose is a balanced posture. Like all balance positions, it provides strength to the feet and a smooth workout for the abdominal muscles. Tree Pose also offers a soft piece of hips.
From a spiritual perspective, yogic wisdom believes that equilibrium attitudes inspire confidence. Likewise, strengthening the core is meant to cultivate willpower, while hip-openers are said to release emotional blockages. God knows that you have probably gathered some.
If you want to change this posture, place your hand on a sturdy chair before performing the balance aspect of the pose.
Restorative Bridge Pose
The restoring attitude of the bridge is a change in the position of the bridge. Create a more relaxed attitude, perfect for nights when you can not sleep. It is also said that this relaxed posture helps relieve digestive problems when opening the chest.
For this pose, you need a block or cushion. It simply presupposes the traditional position of the bridge position. You can use your support to support your lower back. Then relax and let gravity gently stretch your lower back.
Regardless of your age, there is no doubt that yoga can radically change your life.
If you want more relief from chronic pain or flexibility, yoga can be one of the most cost-effective solutions you can find. If it is menopause, yoga can help you survive those painful days and nights of insomnia, while the meditative aspect of practice can help you with your mood.
As a woman, you have probably taken care of other people all your life. However, you must remember that taking care of yourself is the first step to helping others. Take the time to do something for yourself by introducing yoga into your routine. Your body will indeed thank you.