When I think of “brain power,” in the context of Yoga for seniors, I think of people in my life who demonstrate having vibrant energy well through their elder years. They tend to be active, agile and lit up. They also seem to be doing things that bring them joy. By their example, I know it’s possible to stay spry as we age. But I’m curious about what makes them so!
Perhaps we notice our sense of balance starting to diminish as we get older. Certainly, loss of balance can be concerning due to the consequences of falling. This adds to the stress of having less control over how our bodies operate while moving through space. Balance is definitely a popular topic among elders who aim to stay fit and energized. Therefore, it’s worth understanding what happens in our brain when our balance is put to the test.
Louisa Sylvia, PhD from Massachusetts General Hospital explains the correlation between balance and brain function in this excerpt from her article: