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There's More to Yoga Than Flexibility

This podcast discusses research showing several benefits of yoga

By Paul Vogelzang

(Editor's note: This podcast is from The Not Old – Better Show.)

Yoga educator, Leslie Kaminoff, prepares to lead a breath-centered practice  |  Credit: Lydia Mann | Flickr

Today's show is another great one in our Fitness Friday series. We hear from returning guest, Sabrena Jo, director of science and research content for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a nonprofit that sets fitness industry standards and provides certification for exercise professionals and health coaches.

Jo tells us about some fascinating research that suggests yoga is as good as it gets when it comes to getting great exercise, stretching, fitness, strengthening and improving our functional ability significantly.

The experts and the research show that when you do yoga poses, you're putting your body in positions and orientations that you ultimately have to support with your muscles. So, you're lifting weight, although you're not using weight machines, deadlifts or dumbbells, but getting the same results.

Paul Vogelzang is an award-winning blogger, podcaster, writer, and producer, known for his down to earth accessible reporting and advice for men and women in the 50 + age community. Paul is the host of The Not Old - Better Show launched in 2014. Paul shares vibrant, focused, entertaining content on the show, and writes frequently about the subjects of fashion, grooming, entertainment, technology, fitness and relationships for those in the 50+ age community. Read More
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