From the New York Times – “I think the average person probably does get stiffer as they age,” he said, “but I believe that it’s mainly because they stop doing the things that keep them flexible.”
The passage of more and more baby boomer yogis, teachers as well as students, into and past middle age has sparked interest in creating a new kind of peer yoga community as well.
Desirée Rumbaugh, a longtime yoga teacher who passed the 50-year mark a few years ago, started a class in Del Mar, Calif., aimed at yoga veterans 50 and over. Called Wisdom Warriors, it was intended to offer veteran yogis the chance to keep learning in an environment that is comfortable and encouraging.
“People want to be pushed, but not in the same way they did in their 30s,” she said. “They want a little slower pace.”
Slower pace or not, Ms. Rumbaugh includes a full range of poses in her classes, including backbends and inversions.
For the full article New York Time Health/Science