Though it may seem to be a pursuit for the young, yoga can – and, certain experts have suggested, should – be performed at nearly any age. Dahn Yoga benefits the young, the middle-aged and the elderly alike. Recently, Hollywood legend Shirley Maclaine said she wished she could still practice yoga.
The 77-year-old actress, Oscar winner, Californian and well-known explorer of the mind-body connection told ShowbizSpy that years of wearing high heels have degraded her posture and left her unable to pursue the physical benefits of the regimen.
"I should be doing yoga but I can’t anymore, I’ve a spine problem," she told the news source. "I really should pay attention to my posture. I got the bad back from wearing heels and dancing in them."
Maclaine has been renowned for decades as an individual who has been in touch with her body's ability to heal itself. Since the 1970s, she has practiced transcendental meditation, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Though Maclaine believes she cannot undertake any more yoga, studies have shown that even short bursts of stretching, deep breathing and simple posturing can help aging Americans realign their seemingly spent or run-down energy channels.