Independence Fitness: Meditation For Seniors
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Connie Balcom (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 38 min.
Street Date: 10/25/2016
Certified instructor description:
Qigong is sometimes called the ‘new yoga,’ but its practice dates back over 4000 years in China. It is the process of aligning breath and movement, awareness of exercise and healing and meditation. Qigong is very similar to Tai Chi and creates a great opportunity for mental and physical challenges. Meditation is powerful. It is taught with Qigong and use throughout Independence.® It offers a wide variety of health benefits for your physiological, psychological and sociological well-being and is simple to perform. Mediation relieves tension in the muscles and reduces depression, stress, loneliness and anxiety. It can reduce body pain, decrease blood pressure and improve circulation.
Meditation can make you more alert and positively impact your ability to interact with others and your surroundings. It can even help you sleep better!
This routine is split 50/50 on Meditation and Qigong. It is unique and can be seen as a break from the strength building workouts. This video is intentionally very relaxing. Enjoy!