2. Sets You Up For A Superior Quality of Life
There is evidence to suggest that the likelihood of you falling when you’re 60 and older could be diminished if you take up the practice of yoga when you are older, thanks in particular to the emphasis on balance and flexibility.
Not only are your muscles and tendons strengthen, your ability to balance, especially thanks to improved posture and core toning, is greatly enhanced. So is your ability to maneuver out of a fall or avert it at the last minute as greater agility and flexibility mean that you can twist into a rectifying position, or grab onto something instead of having a full-impact fall.
Proprioception refers to your sense of spatial awareness and ability to land safely on your feet or in a chair, thanks to clear brain-muscle signals. This too is improved because of the mental discipline brought about by the meditative and other practices in yoga.