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tatvamasi2010-07-04 12:14:32 +0000 #1
Can elderly persons who are over 60 years of age for the first time in their life can learn and start doing practice of some yogasanas.Also does persons who are identified as heart patients and who are over 60 years can learn pranayama and do the exercises at that age.
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 12:19:53 +0000 #2
Yes and yes.

There are considerations for older students especially if the bones have become brittle.

Heart patients are treated based on their heart condition rather than their age but the age of course is to be considered. Poses for those with heart issues should be modified such that no pressure is placed on the diaphragm. Those with heart issues interested in yoga wold be wise to select a teacher with therapeutic training.

Those teachers without therapeutic training who have students with heart issues would be wise to consult their teacher, teacher trainer, or a senior teacher who has worked with heart patients before in a therapeutic and efficacious manner.
Lars Rimböck2010-07-04 12:27:17 +0000 #3
Yes they can .

There`s nothing to add to inner athletes post.

In the gallery on my web site you van see my eldest student far beyond her 90 th bithday enyoing yoga.

Greetings

Lars

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