I’m not a formal yoga practitioner, yet I do apply “yoga moves” without knowing the correct Sanskrit asana (pose) titles. Someday . . .
Here’s a laid back Hero’s Pose, which is officially a “supta-virasana” according to the good folks @ yogaanatomy.net
Now – be a hero! This is what a physical therapist advised when I experienced one – is a “GOOD STRETCH!”
If your interest in yoga for mindful stretching and stability (I hope that it is indeed) is piqued – this web link offers ten starting asanas:
My royalty-paid image below sorta summarizes important aspects of Boomer stability and stretching.
Dynamic stretching in all three body planes is a no brainer (right?) before strength or stamina regimens (evidenced by the “cardio” runner :
- side to side (think side lunge variations)
- front to back (envision Bird bobbers or Good mornings to stretch posterior chains)
- rotational or torque twists as I call ’em (think wood chops)
Static stretching and deep core “cool downs” are definite no-brainers as well.
Remember that one measure of expected longevity (which should be of interest to many Boomers) – is standing on one leg with eyes closed for 15 seconds or more.
Stability and Stretches DO matter!