Educational Video Services for Senior Citizens | Yoga Video For Senior Citizens

Educational Video Services for Senior Citizens | Yoga Video For Senior Citizens


Five tips for people who are interested
in practicing yoga. Yasmin Kloth and John Acton demonstrate
various yoga techniques at Brookside gardens in Wheaton Maryland Millions of people in the US practice
yoga. Scientists are studying how yoga may be
used to help improve health and to learn more about its safe use. Yoga and other mind and body therapies
are being integrated into conventional health care settings. Interest in these practices often is
based on results from research that has been conducted over the past decade. Recent studies in people with chronic
low back pain suggest that a carefully adapted set of
yoga poses can help reduce pain and improve function. Other studies also suggest that
practicing yoga as well as other forms a regular
exercise might have other health benefits such as reducing heart rate and blood
pressure and may also help relieve anxiety and depression. Studies show that some other health
conditions may not benefit from yoga for example research suggests that yoga is not helpful for asthma and
studies looking at Yoga and arthritis have had mixed results. Yoga is generally considered to be safe
in healthy people when practiced appropriately. However, people with high blood pressure,
glaucoma or sciatica and women who are pregnant should modify
or avoid some yoga poses. Everyone’s body is different and yoga
postures should be modified based on individual abilities. Carefully selecting
an instructor who is experienced and is attentive to your needs is an
important step toward helping you practice yoga safely.
Inform your instructor about any medical issues you have and ask
about physical demands of yoga if you’re thinking about practicing yoga
also be sure to talk to your healthcare providers. Give them a full picture of what you do
to manage your health This will help insure coordinated and
safe care. To learn more about complementary
health practices visit nccam.nih.gov You can also follow us on
Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. NCCAM thanks the following people
for their participation in this video: George Salem, Ph.D., and his team at the
University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Karen Sherman Ph.D., M.P.H. and her team at Group Health
Research Institute in Seattle. John Acton, R.N., RYT, Certified Yoga Instructor. Yasmin
Kloth, M.S., Certified Yoga Instructor Special thanks to Brookside gardens and
the Department of Parks of the Maryland-National Capital Park and
Planning Commission

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