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Sofa Yoga Helps Seniors With Fitness New Year Resolutions


The new year is an exciting time for a refresh and restart - especially when it comes to fitness. According to a Forbes article, the top 2 new year resolutions for Americans are: improve mental health and improve fitness. A simple fitness craze for seniors has swept the nation, offering both a mental and physical way to improve health.


Sofa Yoga was popularized by an app that teaches you specific yoga poses and tracks your progress, but there are hundreds of videos available on YouTube and other video streaming websites teaching the principles of flexibility, conditioning, relaxation, meditation and overall health and wellness.

Sofa yoga is a great way for seniors to stay active and healthy in the new year. It is a low-impact form of exercise that can be done from the comfort of your own home, making it perfect for seniors who may have mobility issues or are looking for a way to stay active without leaving the house. Sofa yoga teaches a series of gentle exercise that can help seniors improve their flexibility and balance. As we age, our muscles and joints can become stiff and less flexible, which can make it difficult to move around and perform daily tasks.


There are many benefits of sofa yoga, which are shown on their website.

  • Sofa yoga can help to increase flexibility and range of motion, making it easier for seniors to move around and perform everyday activities

  • It is also a great way for seniors to improve their balance, as aging makes our balance less stable, which can increase the risk of falls. Sofa yoga includes exercises that focus on balance, such as tree pose, which can help to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.

  • It can help to reduce stress and anxiety using relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and meditation, which promote a sense of calm and well-being

Aside from the health benefits of sofa yoga, it is also a great way for seniors to stay social and connected. Many seniors may feel isolated and lonely, and sofa yoga can provide a way for seniors to connect with others and stay active. You can join a local sofa yoga class, or even start your own sofa yoga group with friends and family. And it's possible to do it all over video calls like Zoom from the comfort of your own couch!


Finally, sofa yoga's low impact exercises are a great way for seniors to improve their overall health and well-being. It can help to improve flexibility and balance, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote a sense of calm and well-being. It is also a great way to stay active and social. And it can be done at anytime, anywhere - all you need is somewhere to sit! So, if you're looking for a new year resolution that can help you stay healthy, active and connected, then sofa yoga is a great choice.


So is it worth it?


The Sofa Yoga website offers a free assessment to see which personalized sofa yoga plan is right for you. The cost of sofa yoga (as of Jan 2023) is $29.99 per month and offers full access to the app. If you need the personalized service, accountability and community that's offered by the app, then it's a great investment. However, if you cannot afford it today, there are still plenty of YouTube videos teaching sofa yoga for free. Once you learn a few effective poses, you can then practice on your own whenever and wherever you like!


With any yoga exercises, it's highly recommended that you try certain poses and pay attention to how your body feels. You should not be forcing muscles and joints to do something that causes you too much pain. Instead, look for alternative exercises that target the same areas.


As a senior care manager in Torrance and the South Bay area, I help seniors achieve their fitness goals, focusing on physical wellbeing and improving their mood and mindset. Schedule a free initial consultation with me, or call (424)333-0081 to learn more about making senior living easier.


Please note this article is for informational purposes and based on personal opinion. Age Well South Bay LLC does not endorse or promote any product or service discussed on this page unless expressly stated. For any questions, please contact blanca@agewellsouthbay.com

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