The beauty of yoga is that it will rise up to meet you wherever you are. It is a practice for everybody, whether it’s in a chair, on a mat or a moving meditation in nature. By connecting our breath with gentle or even really powerful movement, we move energy and promote healing, which becomes especially important as our bodies age. What felt good at 20 might not feel so good at 60, and yoga gives us the opportunity at any age to empower our bodies in creating flexibility, balance and well-being.
When I recommend yoga to others, the comments I hear the most are, I don’t have a yoga body or, I’m not flexible enough, but that really doesn't matter, because it is an individualized practice and adjustments can make it accessible no matter what age, how stiff or inflexible you may be. It can be a new stage of opportunity and growth.
Our body is also the only instrument through which we experience life and the world around us. As long as we have the gift of this body, it is our responsibility to ensure that we live life to our fullest possibility. So, we have to do what works well for our own body to function gracefully so that we can extend a youthful feeling even as we age. It is just like maintaining any machine which needs timely tune-ups.