Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. Particularly to assist those with balance issues or anyone who has trouble getting down to and up off of the floor.
Chair yoga allows seniors and those with mobility issues or disabilities to stay active and improve their muscle strength and flexibility without the risk of strain or injury. The gentle slow progression of chair yoga sequences is ideal for those with a limited range of motion
Whether you’re looking to maintain your strength or need to regain muscle mass, chair yoga is a great option for you. There are various poses and flows targeted to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and improve blood circulation
Chair yoga may be the way to go for people:
- With balance issues
- Looking to start slowly
- Who would just feel more confident starting out this way
Chair yoga has the following benefits for older adults:
- Low impact on joints.
- Improves flexibility.
- Stress reduction.
- Improves pain management.
- Improves circulation.
- Combats depression and anxiety.
- Improves balance.
- Promotes independence and wellbeing.