Yoga improves balance
“Yoga is an excellent practice for increasing balance,” says Nelson. “Clinical studies show it can reduce the risk of falls in the elderly and for people with Parkinson’s disease.” Nelson says moves like tree, eagle, half-moon and even mountain, strengthen the small muscles in the feet and legs. And they “provide important feedback for our nervous system to help us maintain balance and prevent falls.”
Yoga Tip: If you’re finding a pose to be particularly off balancing, ask your instructor for a modification.