By Terry Kovarik
Door County residents of all ages looking for physical and mental balance, stress management and relaxation are turning to yoga. The Door County YMCA offers several yoga programs that accompany all age levels. Chair yoga introduces the concepts to first-time attendees and those with mobility limitations by sitting. Swasthra yoga is a low impact discipline that uses more fundamental yoga positions to focus on the awareness of breath and movement that incorporates visualization and mindfulness. YMCA Senior Program Director Mary Claire McHugh say people from 20-to-80 are looking to yoga to improve their physical and emotional health.
McHugh says in addition to yoga Tai Chi is also gaining in popularity as a form of exercise.