When you’re looking for recreational activities to enjoy, there are certainly many different types of activities that you can choose from. One of the forms of recreation that is becoming more popular these days is something that surprises a lot of people: yoga. Believe it or not, many active adults find yoga to be a great practice and enjoy the flexibility and fitness that they find, as well as the friends that they can make. When you’re in the 55+ community, you have a lot of different opportunities for how to spend your time and make friends. However, if you’re looking to de-stress from a lifetime of hustle and bustle and just get back in touch with yourself, yoga is a great recreational option.
You can find yoga classes at your local YMCA, at senior centers, and even in your local community taught by private instructors. You should be sure to find classes that are geared toward your age group so that you’re not the only good looking older adult in a class full of 20 and 30 year olds, unless you want to show off your skills and experience and make them look bad.
Yoga helps with mental focus, physical strength, and balance and coordination. If you’ve ever read the many health articles about adults over 55 and falling, you know that balance and coordination aren’t something that you can take for granted like you could when you were 18. Yoga is great for people who want to stay in shape, as well as people who want to find help for health issues or get into shape, and it is available to anyone who wants to give it a try.