Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. It is beneficial for people with limited mobility. Chair yoga can provide you with a full body workout while being mindful and safe. The benefits of practicing these chair yoga poses (called asanas) include:
• Improved flexibility. Flexibility allows us to do the activities we need and love to do, moving the spine in 6 different directions.
• Better concentration. Incorporating breath work with the poses can help clear your brain of unwanted thoughts, improve mood and decrease stress. And this is what makes it “yoga”.
• Increased strength. Body strength enables us to withstand falls and injury and helps us with balance.
• Reduced joint strain. Chair yoga reduces the strain on joints and muscles, which allows someone who is unable to stand for traditional yoga an opportunity to practice too.