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Yoga for Boomer Women: Guest post by Lexi Yoga

Today’s guest post comes from Lexi Yoga, a certified yoga instructor from Toronto who loves hot yoga, traveling the world and living in the present moment. We met her last year at the Fitness Health Bloggers Conference in Denver, which she attended with her mom. So we suppose they both like to travel! With a 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training and a 30-hour Yin Yoga Certification, we are excited that Lexi is sharing her knowledge to address some of the specific benefits that yoga provides to boomer women.Lida Padro, aka Lexi Yoga

 If you are a woman in your late 40s and above, you are probably at the age when you focus more on self-care, knowing that you are entering the part of your life when it’s important to feel comfortable in your body. By this age, you may be concerned about your quality of life, and the confidence and self-esteem boost that comes from taking good care of yourself. Yoga is a great way to look and feel more beautiful from the inside out. To invest in your health is the best retirement plan you can create, and it is never too late to begin.

Confidence
Yoga can transform you into a more confident woman who’s not afraid to meet life’s challenges. Not only will you become stronger, more flexible, and more agile, but yoga will also affect your mind as you cultivate patience. Yoga can help prepare you to face life’s changes with love, respect, and belief in yourself, and will strengthen you in all the choices you make.

Through yoga, you will learn to listen more to yourself, and trust your self-assessments. As you set the boundaries that work for this phase of life, you will hone your ability to take one day at a time and stay at the present moment. Not tomorrow or yesterday, but now.

Yoga takes your values and thoughts and turns them upside down. If you’ve harbored negative thoughts about yourself, you’ll find yourself becoming a more positive person who values the experiences life has to offer.

Yoga for Boomer WomenSelf Esteem
In the past, women approaching their 50’s lowered their expectations of what their bodies could do. Perhaps due to cultural pressures and perceptions, women’s self-esteem at this age could suffer. Stress adds tension, especially at the shoulders and neck, which can affect breathing. Once women learn to breathe deeply, their shoulders relax and you can see them start to settle into their own bodies as they learn how to use their entire lungs when they breathe.

No matter what age we are, we have to believe that we are good enough just the way we are. It has to be repeated over and over so that it manifests itself in the mind, because it is the truth. We have to accept and love ourselves for who we are. We don’t need to be perfect – we just have to like who we are. But we sometimes need a little bit of help, because the pressure from the external world is powerful. Yoga can be that friend that provides help.

Yoga is a powerful practice that encourages wellbeing on so many levels. It enables us to age with grace and beauty, and makes the aging process more pleasurable and meaningful.

If you are new to yoga and don’t know where to begin, the following video is for you. It is a sequence of 8 yoga postures specifically for beginners.

More cool info about Lexi: She instructs Yoga videos on her YouTube channel and actively works on her website LexiYoga.com. Her life mainly consists of – Eat, Sleep & Yoga. Follow her to learn more about the healing power and benefits of yoga.

Website: http://www.lexiyoga.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lexiyoga
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LexiYoga/188241698251?v
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/lexiyoga

Photo Credits: Lexi Yoga


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6 Responses to Yoga for Boomer Women: Guest post by Lexi Yoga

  1. Lexi March 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Thanks for posting my article:)
    Lexi
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  2. Jody - Fit at 55 March 28, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    I love this post & the focus on feeling at one with yourself & being good just the way you are – love that! Aging is difficult – at least to me – with all the hormonal & body changes. Some may say they embrace it & they may but I honestly feel it is a tough time in life. Looks like yoga is a great way to get back in tune with yourself & just being! :)
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  3. Calla Gold April 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Thank you, Lexi, for the great guest blog post! Aging is hard on women for a multitude of reasons, and feeling uncomfortable in your body is just awful. Thanks for the yoga filled inspiring post. Love the beginner’s video you did, too!

  4. Natalie April 4, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Although these are declared as beginner postures, they seem to be quite difficult for me without any flexibility skills… I wish I could, but I know I can’t. Are there any exercises for pre-beginners maybe?
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  5. Natalie April 4, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Err…Although these are declared as beginner postures, they seem to be quite difficult for me without any flexibility skills… I wish I could, but I know I can’t. Are there any exercises for pre-beginners maybe?
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  6. Jennifer May 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Aging is inevitable but there are a lot of thing we can consider to age in a healthy way and somehow we can still look young, still can do and perform certain activity which we usually do. Yoga is good both our mind and body though we cannot deny that yoga needs some practice, shall we say flexibility is involved.
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