A recent Yoga Journal e-newsletter featured an arcticle titled “Forever Young,” about older adults doing yoga.
Peggy Cappy, creator of the Yoga for the Rest of Us DVDs, was quoted throughout the article. If you don’t know her work, please buy or rent the DVDs.
Peggy has been teaching a Gentle Stretch class in Peterborough, NH for over 20 years. Many of her students are in their 70s, 80s, and 90s.
I had the privilege of observing the class during a teacher training course with Peggy this summer. Her older students are amazing – active, joyful. If they hadn’t told me their ages, I would have guessed much younger ages.
Peggy Cappy's Yoga for the Rest of Us
When prospective students ask if I think they are too old or too inflexible to begin yoga, I always tell them about Peggys’ students.
“Scientific studies have already found yoga to benefit people with 50 different health conditions, and the list keeps growing. Yoga is also great preventive medicine, and a way to be happier, and more relaxed and effective in your life. National Yoga Month 2009 is providing a vital service by spreading this message, and by bringing yoga to underprivileged kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity.”
Timothy McCall, MD, Medical Editor Yoga Journal, Author of Yoga as Medicine