Do you assist your elders in their chair yoga sessions? If so, you will be amazed to learn about the various benefits of chair yoga to your body’s systems! Please read on to know more!
Chair yoga benefits your cardiovascular system
Chair yoga practice lowers your blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, hence making you healthier. One study showed that blood measurements and waist circumference improved in older adults with low metabolic syndrome who practiced chair yoga for three months. Another study showed that slow-paced yoga classes twice a week reduced the frequency of atrial fibrillation episodes in patients with that condition. Furthermore, in another report, patients with heart failure who went through a yoga program showed improvement in exercise capacity. They also had lower blood levels of inflammation markers, which contributes to heart disease. It, indeed, has so many benefits that improve the quality of life of our elders!
Benefits of chair yoga to your renal system
Yoga poses stimulate and massage your kidneys and help bring your body to an optimal condition. This is because kidneys perform the vital function of purifying the blood by filtering the waste from it. They also help in the functioning of the urinary system, hormone secretion, and maintaining blood pressure levels in the body. Kidneys also have the additional function of homeostasis or maintaining the level of acid and bases in the body. Clearly, kidneys are one of the most vital organs in the body and should be cared for!
Benefits of chair yoga to your respiratory system
A well-rounded yoga breathing practice that includes calming, balancing, and simulating practices, promotes the health of your respiratory system by improving the strength and flexibility of your chest muscles and fascia. In general, you benefit from actively challenging your diaphragm with practices that extend the length of the inhalations and exhalations and include pauses. In addition, recent studies showed that chair yoga is effective in improving lung function in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Benefits of chair yoga for the nervous system
A well-rounded nervous system enables you to remain level-headed in stressful situations. Also, neurons are the cells that make up your nervous system, with fibrous hairs attached to the cell membrane, enabling each cell to transmit impulses to nerves. Therefore, the poses in chair yoga cleanse these cells, allowing the nervous system to react carefully to stress. The muscles are also able to relax during a time of tension and other negative symptoms produced by adrenaline pouring into your system when your “fight or flight” mode is triggered.
Benefits of chair yoga to your immune system
Chair yoga is one of the most effective and time-tested natural immunity boosters that our elders can adopt for a healthier life. It is also an ancient art that strengthens the body and also relaxes the mind. Moreover, it helps to decongest your chest and build a better immune system. It also opens your heart and improves your blood circulation, increasing your immunity. Likewise, it increases energy in your body to build a better resistance against pathogens. Furthermore, chair yoga releases white cells in your body that strengthen your immune system. Also, it interestingly expands the chest and stimulates the thymus, and this also helps to improve your body’s immunity level.
Benefits of chair yoga to your digestive system
Did you know that chair yoga aids in digestive health by reducing stress, increasing circulation, and promoting your gastrointestinal tract’s physical movement or motility? This is because the gut-brain axis is a communication system of nerves and biochemical signals that travel in the blood to connect your digestive system to your brain, and through this axis, your gut can directly react to psychological and physical stress with symptoms such as stomach aches, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, and changes in appetite and digestion.
Benefits of chair yoga to your joints, musculoskeletal system
Since chair yoga increases the circulation of synovial fluid, it helps your joints to move more freely and reduces joint pain. In addition, chair yoga positions that require the use of your muscles to push and pull on your skeleton stimulate local bone growth. It also tones your muscles and gives them power. Yoga poses also align your spine and improve your balance!
I am amazed to know all these benefits that chair yoga poses have on the health of our elderly! So, keep assisting and encouraging your seniors to do chair yoga, and best of luck! Please do not forget to share your comments below!