Yoga for Seniors and Golfers
As far as I am concerned, yoga is the healthiest way to work on our body, organs and brain, every exercise contributes to a healthy, balanced body. Yoga balances and activates the self-healing power in our body. The yoga postures also activate the muscles that we hardly use in everyday life, stretch the muscles that are under tension every day and massage our organs. We release the energetic blockages by concentrating on the exercises (asana) and by controlling the breathing (pranayama).
According to the more than two thousand years old Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, yoga literally means: Yoga is stopping the changes in the mind. Yoga cannot be separated from proper breathing and any form of meditation.
In 1999 I graduated as an Integral Yoga Teacher and over the years I specialized in Senior Yoga and Yoga for Gofers. I am now a senior lady myself and I am also a professional golf teacher so this is my thing.
Yoga for Golfers
Today’s professional golfers go to the gym and work on their nutrition, and many meditate and visualise. Also for club golfers it is important to be fit and to avoid injuries during a round of golf. Unfortunately, many people mainly have problems with their back and neck.
As you get older, your swing will feel a bit rustier and if you play golf without proper warming up, the injuries are lurking. When you doe the Yoga for Golfers exercises, you will prevent yourself a lot better against injuries and will feel great all together.
The more often the better
The more often and especially the more regularly you practice yoga, the better the results. It’s a bit like going to the gym and not expecting a six-pack right away. If you practice yoga regularly, both the oxygenation of your blood and circulation will improve. It is also an excellent way to help detoxify your body because it stimulates the lymph flow (waste removal system) of the body. Not only does your body detox when you do yoga, you will be able to deal with stres better. Yoga will create harmony in your body, your mind and ultimately in your life. You learn to stop the constant stream of thoughts. You feel fitter and your metabolism will also function better.
Special yoga programs
I have created special yoga programs for seniors and golfers and would like to teach you the most important exercises. It’s not about how beautiful and elegant it looks, it’s about getting as much good out of the exercises as possible within your own boundaries. If you have ailments, we will discuss them first, I will then completely adjust the program to your condition. Of course you can also set goals.
Pranayama - Breathing
In my opinion the most important part of yoga. Pranayama- Breathing. The specific breathing techniques have a direct influence on the nervous system. Pranayama ensures that more oxygen enters the blood and is supplied in the blood and to the brain. The various breathing techniques provide peace and recovery and renewed vitality of the whole system. Pranayama is also an important part of meditation.