When we watch little children play, it is easy to feel a lightness or ease in their way of moving. Their bodies are agile, movements free and there is a natural freedom that they reflect from their bodies. What happens to that lightness, freedom and agility as we get older?

We often hear people say that they feel stiff as they get old. So what is actually happening to the body as we age and why is it that we lose the lightness that we knew as a child? Furthermore, is this stiffness a natural process of ageing or is there anything we can do to reduce the loss of flexibility?

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