Why Should Older Adults Practice Yoga?
What is the purpose of yoga?
Physical Activity Helps Prevent:
- Falls and hip fractures
- Loss of muscle mass & strength
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Respiratory disease
- Mental deterioration
Through purposeful and focused exercise yoga benefits your mind, body and spirit
Promotes personal discipline
Yoga poses are designed to help
Increase Muscular Strength
Decrease Joint Pressure
Improves Oxygen flow to organs
Lowers blood pressure
Janet Rae Humphrey, C-IAYT, E-RYT, C-YFHA, C-IYFS is certified in three yoga specialties: Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Healthy Aging and Integrative Yoga for Seniors. As an experienced yoga teacher, she teaches the health-challenged and people from 50 to 100 helping them to age successfully. She is author of the book, Age Without Limits over 200 Chair and Standing Yoga Poses for Seniors and the Health Challenged and the video, Age Without Limits Yoga – Chair Poses from Head to Toe.
Janet's winning video for the Yoga Alliance Transformation Through Yoga contest
E-RYT – A RYT is a yoga teacher who attended 200 hours of training in a Yoga Alliance approved program. The E before the RYT indicates over 2000 hours of teaching experience.
C-IYFS – Integrative Yoga for Seniors, formerly Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors, was developed by Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carlson at Duke Integrative Medicine. In addition to 50 hours of training in teaching older bodies, minds and spirits, requirements for certification include creating and delivering a mentored project, submitting a teaching video, and passing an examination.
C-IAYT – The International Association of Yoga Therapists bridges yoga and healthcare. The members are committed to advancing yoga therapy education, training, research and the professional development of its members. The C-IAYT designation indicates advanced training, experience, and proven proficiency in teaching yoga therapy.
C-YFHA – Yoga for Healthy Aging, designed by Baxter Bell, M.D. and Nina Zolotow, provides a safe yoga practice for people from ages 50 to 65. Certification indicates 34 hours of training, demonstrated teaching ability and passing a written test.
YACEP – Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider is approved by Yoga Alliance to provide quality continuing education to YRTs.
Additional training in yoga anatomy and therapy, biomechanics of healing, BoomerPlus yoga, meditation, osteoporosis, hip replacements, fracture prevention, heart health, sacroiliac, arthritis, blood pressure, breathing, depression, anxiety, round bodies, chair yoga, psoas, shoulders, back pain, mindfulness and the brain, seeing and understanding bodies, yoga for women and men, shoulders, hands and wrists, and sacrum.
It's All About Healthy Living
Improve your cardio-pulmonary and nervous systems.
Relieve stress and improve stress-related diseases.
Increase your balance, flexibility, focus, happiness, stability and strength.
Our StudentsLove Chair Yoga
I started taking Janet's chair yoga classes almost 6 years ago. I have had a great deal of pain from fibromyalgia and arthritis for decades. Chair yoga is the first exercise class I have been able to do without pain and continue over the long term. My balance, stamina, strength and flexibility have all improved dramatically. The classes are fun and each class is different. Janet takes a personal interest in each of her yoga students. And the best part is I have made lots of new friends. I highly recommend Janet's classes to anyone regardless of age or physical condition.Barbara S. - Age 68
I am 87 years old, but don't tell me that I am over the hill because I am still climbing it. Yoga helps me to renew my mind, body and soul.Elsa - Age 87
Janet has taught me a lot about my muscles and how to isolate them for a really good workout without me moving around. I can do yoga while I sit or stand and hold onto the back of the chair. It is really amazing the great workout I get with the chair yoga classes. I am very grateful for Janet and the chair yoga classes.Seisha S. — Age 79
My primary care physicians' comments accompanying my lab results ended with: "Whatever you're doing, keep it up!" My reply consisted of one word, Yoga. : )Kenny K. - Age 64