Youth and fitness are not important to begin yoga, although you may well start to feel younger and fitter with regular practice. If you have health issues that you think could make yoga difficult, poses can be modified and made easier to make them more accessible. It’s important to know that yoga isn’t just about putting the body into various positions, but learning/practicing correct breathing, improving concentration, entering a peaceful, meditative state, and enjoying a period of relaxation.
My private, one-to-one yoga clients have included a couple in their late 70's and early 80's who wanted to maintain and improve their fitness and flexibility. My Monday and Wednesday evening group classes include a spectrum of ages - people between 50 and 70, as well as younger people.As an older person, yoga may be able to help you in the following ways: