Why Yoga Is Popular With People Over 50

When most people think about yoga, they think of the young, lean women in yoga pants. While the major population of yoga enthusiasts are the young 20-something, there is a growing population of people over 50 getting in on the action. But the reasons for joining yoga varies greatly. Reasons can include getting in better shape and even meeting new people.

Pain management

A lot of people over the age of 50 are joining yoga because they are having issues with back pain or osteoporosis and they need a low impact exercise that they can do to help manage the pain and to strengthen their muscles.


As we get older, our muscles and joints tend to become stiff so we need ways to make sure that everything works properly. Yoga is a great exercise to keep all of your joints in working order and also helps our muscles flexible so that we can move around on our own longer.

Meet new people

This is something not a lot of people think about. When we get older, we settle into our family lives and lose many friends. When you go to a regular scheduled class, you start to get friendly with the people that are coming. This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people and form excellent bonds of friendship.

If you are looking to do a fun activity, yoga is definitely one of the top choices. It fits people of all shapes and sizes. When you are ready, come join one of our yoga classes at Wilmington Yoga Center.