Questioning ourselves as we Age
Does the fear of falling stop you from doing the things you love?
Sometimes with age, we decide to stop taking chances, both physically and emotionally. But being realistic about the things we could or should no longer do will surely keep us safe and comfortable. On the other hand, they can become self-imposed limitations. They can also make us doubt what we are truly capable of.
“I’m too frail,” “I’m not coordinated enough,” or “I’m no longer flexible,” may have some truth to them, but they may also be self-fulfilling declarations. Therefore, we must strive to stay robust, agile and limber as we age. Otherwise, those statements may become true and the fear of falling will worsen.
Shedding our Mental Limitations
If you often find yourself saying that you can’t do this or that due to these kinds of limitations, it’s not too late to question whether that’s really the case. Similarly, you can shake it up a bit while staying safe and mindful of the limits that be. That’s why, at Yoga Vista, we offer Gentle Yoga and Chair Yoga videos that are stimulating and conscientious of the parameters of aging.
For example, the Gentle Yoga sequence below is geared towards balance and coordination. In addition, it builds trust in our capabilities. Our Adaptive Yoga teacher, Heather, offers up a version of Half Moon Pose with a chair for balance. In Yoga we call this a “peak pose.” We certainly hope it helps you feel empowered and uplifted!