Chair Yoga

Yoga for Elderly, Handicap and Office people

For Busy schedule? Go for chair yoga !

Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand, lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions, or want a quick break from office work.

Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures remain the same. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends.

In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, stress reduction, better sleep, and an improved sense of well-being.

Who Does Chair Yoga?

Chair yoga can be practiced by anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of yoga and may (or may not) have mobility limitations. For example, chair yoga is great for anyone who needs more support, is managing an injury, or wants a more therapeutic approach to the practice.

Chair yoga classes are widely available in senior centers and retirement communities, as older adults are its biggest target audience. But people who are obese and people with neurological diseases are also good candidates for chair yoga. Office workers can also take advantage of chair yoga's adaptations to do stretches at work.