Anyone else in the 50+ crowd do yoga? I made a promise to myself to start before my flexibility and balance went too far downhill. Found a good place that (a) caters to beginners, (b) isn't too expensive and (c) is a short bike ride from the house. After one month, I think I like it.
Minuses: tight hamstrings from cycling -- ooh, my hams do not like some of those poses! Mirrors across the front wall, so I can demonstrate my lack of flexibility and coordination to EVERYONE. I've got a long way to go.
Pluses: hanging out with cyclists all the time, I had no idea how buff my legs looked! And those nice, strong legs are learning the balance part pretty quickly, though my "tree" tends to wave in the breeze a bit.
...and of course, lythe young ladies in yoga tights -- ahhh! As in cycling, sometimes you just wanna enjoy the view.
I know there are cyclists who do yoga for all-around fitness. I'm curious to know how many stay with it into your 50+ (60+, 70+, ...) years, and how well it's worked for strength, balance, etc.?