Is yoga part of your fitness practice? Have you tried any of our new on-line yoga classes? We have a large group that loves to do yoga at our centre. We continue to provide yoga classes online but we thought it would be a great time to share some articles that we have found online that outline the benefits of yoga! Next up…
Fitness – 10 Chair Yoga Poses for Home Practice by Ann Pizar
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 are retained. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of:
- hip stretches,
- forward bends, and
- mild backends.
In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including:
- improved muscle tone,
- better breathing habits,
- reduction of stress,
- better sleep, and
- a sense of well-being.