Kylee Sleep is a trained human nutritional scientist with a degree from University of Manitoba. In addition, she trains as a yogi and has worked hard to learn the discipline and practice. Kylee Sleep previously held a position working in elderly nutrition, and has maintained an interest in nutrition and fitness in aging populations for many years. Kylee Sleep believes that one of the great benefits about yoga is its ability to adapt to a wide range of body types and fitness levels. Elderly people can benefit greatly from incorporating yoga into their daily lives.
Some of the health benefits many elderly people experience by practicing yoga are: increased balance, arthritis relief, higher energy levels, and deeper breathing. The goals aging individuals have when practicing yoga are different than those of a younger athlete, says Kylee Sleep. Instead of focusing on complicated moves that require strength and flexibility, elderly participants use yoga to focus on breathing, mild flexibility, balance, and pain relief.