YOGA STYLES 101: Which is right for me? PT 4: Chair Yoga

Today we are diving deep into the world of Chair Yoga. 

So- what is chair yoga? 

Chair yoga is a type of yoga that is performed while sitting on a chair, or while using a chair for support. It is a gentle form of yoga that is suitable for people with limited mobility or those who find it difficult to perform traditional yoga poses on the floor. Chair yoga can also be wonderful for those who are differently abled as well as those recovering from an injury. 

In chair yoga, the chair is used as a prop to support the body and help with balance and stability. The practice typically involves gentle stretching, breathing exercises, and meditation, all performed either from a seated position or from using the chair as a prop to stand, bend, and stretch with.

Chair yoga is often used in senior centers, community centers, and rehabilitation facilities as a way to help people improve their flexibility, strength, and balance, and reduce stress and anxiety. Chair yoga is a wonderful way to make exercise and wellness accessible to those who may not feel comfortable or supported in a traditional yoga class. This style of yoga can also be done in the workplace to help reduce stress and promote wellness among employees who sit for long periods of time.

One of the benefits of chair yoga is that it can be adapted to suit the needs and abilities of almost anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. It is a low-impact form of exercise that can be practiced safely by people with a wide range of health conditions. 

Chair yoga is a wonderful form of inclusive exercise that can help you learn how to feel good in your body, connected to your breath, and care for your physical, mental, and emotional needs.