Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
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ISSN: 2157-7595

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Maria Mazzi

Maria Mazzi


  • Research Article
    Yoga for Low-Income Older Adults: Silver Age Yoga
    Author(s): Erik J Groessl, Laura Schmalzl, Maria Mazzi and Frank IszakErik J Groessl, Laura Schmalzl, Maria Mazzi and Frank Iszak

    Objectives: Lower-income older adults are more likely to be sedentary and can benefit from interventions that increase mobility and physical function. Although many interventions may help sedentary older adults, yoga may be able to produce broader changes and impact multiple health outcomes simultaneously. Other features of yoga such as transportability, home practice, social interaction, and spirituality may increase its appeal to older adults. Methods: Silver Age Yoga Community Outreach (SAYCO) provides free yoga programs to older adults who have limited resources and who reside at community senior centers. The yoga program consists of weekly 60-minute sessions that are specifically designed for inactive older adults. A gentle pace and props are used to make it accessible to all functional levels. Volunteer instructors are recruited to sustain the programs as long as possible. Parti.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000131

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