Do you feel as stiff as a grandma? Me too! This video introduces Grandma Yoga: the idea that you don’t have to be young and flexible to do yoga.
Why "Grandma Yoga"?
I hear soooo many people telling me that they can’t do yoga. When I ask why, they tell me :
- I am not flexible.
- I am too old. (Even at 24!!!!)
- I am in pain / injured.
This makes me sad. Indeed, it’s better not to do a yoga that is too dynamic, or go to a class full of people where you might not feel comfortable. But there are so many forms of very gentle yoga, which might benefit you.
When I was studying dance, I was one of the least flexible. I was sometimes feeling pain during a whole class! But that is how I discovered another world: a world of somatic practices and gentle yoga to open the body.
Yoga for Grandma
So if you feel like a grandma, like me, here are some gentle poses you might be able to do in 5 minutes:
1- Lying down feeling the weight of your body
2- Lying down in Alexander technique mode
3- Relaxing your legs
4- Lying on your belly
5- On your side
6- Breathing in child’s pose
7- Sitting on a cushion on your heels
Movement is so important. Even if it is walking around or within your home. Movement is a way to help your body moving the tensions around.