OLLI: Yoga for Healthy Aging

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:00am to 11:30am

Grand Village at Clear Creek, Theatre View map 55.00

1998 W Grand Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72704

http://olli.uark.edu
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It happens overnight. Yesterday everything was normal - all your errands were done with little effort, you planted pansies, picked up the grands for ice cream, cleaned out a closet, and helped your mate organize one section of the garage. But this morning you’re sore all over. It’s not an injury. Your muscle strength is gone. You can’t bend or twist without being very careful. You move more slowly because you are afraid of falling. Standing up and sitting down resemble comedy routines. Your mind is still sharp - if you get a couple of naps in during the day! There is a solution for improving the body changes that come with aging. Healthy aging requires one to systematically stretch and condition muscles that will protect the aging joints. The slow, exact movements practiced in Yoga will enhance strength, eliminate joint stiffness, restore flexibility and range of motion, improve agility, and improve balance. These key areas - strength, flexibility, agility and balance - are the foundations of healthy living and living without the morning shuffle of pain and stiffness. Learn the yoga poses from a certified instructor, Viknisvari Willis, who teaches at the Arkansas Yoga Center and will guide your yoga sessions. Dress in clothing in which you can move freely. Optional suggestions for participants to use in class are a yoga mat, yoga blocks, straps and a blanket or pillow.

Instructor: Viknisvari Willis

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