Chair yoga and gentle yoga are adaptations of yoga designed specifically for seniors and individuals with health concerns. Yoga classes targeted for the senior population are frequently tagged as active aging group yoga or senior yoga classes.
Senior yoga classes can be located at health clubs, senior centers, assisted living facilities and senior community centers. The benefits of yoga have been linked with a variety of health benefits, including improvements in sleep patterns, mood, circulation, strength and flexibility.
Many yoga positions can be adapted to prevent unnecessary strain to the body. Skilled senior yoga instructors integrate this approach when teaching this practice to older participants.