Is Yoga possible for elderly care?

  • Siukan Law | siukanlaw@hotmail.com Department of Science, School of Science and Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
  • Albert Wingnang Leung School of Nursing, Tung Wah College, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
  • Chuanshan Xu Key Laboratory of Molecular Target and Clinical Pharmacology, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Fifth Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Abstract

Yoga is possible for elderly care as it promotes and balance among mind–brainbody functions through mental, physical, and emotional practices. Growing evidence has shown that yoga practices strengthen muscle, body flexibility, and boost the immune system as well as improve the physical and psychological conditions.

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2021-07-06
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Yoga, elderly care.
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Law, S., Leung, A. W., & Xu, C. (2021). Is Yoga possible for elderly care?. Geriatric Care, 7(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/gc.2021.9815

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