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Many of us over 50 years of age practice yoga on a daily basis. So, a daily practice is helpful and improves our lives. I think some seniors could be over their heads in classes that may not fit them personally.
Seniors could be mobile or using a walker, cane, or wheelchair. We aren't all in the same boat. We don't all need to be in a chair yoga class. Some seniors play softball, tennis, golf, and go swimming. Other seniors sit on the couch all day with their heads flipped back and sleep most of the day.
So, there is a big difference in mobility, lifestyle, state of health, and mental awareness. Add to this that a senior of 55 should be in better shape than a senior who is 75. However, there are plenty of exceptions. Bad genetics and a poor lifestyle can make the golden years the worst part of one's life.
For yoga teachers who are working with seniors, it's wise to have a health questionnaire and get to know each student's state of health, because we are not all the same at all.
As a senior citizen with over 50 years of lifetime practice and as a teacher, I do not agree that all students fit all teachers. If a teacher is a competent senior or chair yoga specialist, then he or she can work with seniors.
For many seniors this may be their first class. To be with a teenage teacher who teaches inversions, fast vinyasa, hot boot camp classes, and tap out if you are a wimp yoga, is not recommended for seniors. Additionally, many of the hard core sport styles are not suited for young instructors to teach their grandparents.
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