Chair Yoga has become very popular for seniors and people with physical limitations. It is an easy and affective way to get all the benefits from yoga without leaving your seat or comfortable chair.
Did you have a knee or hip replacement or both? Are you out of your regular routine of exercise since the operation? Chair yoga can be an excellent way to ease back to doing physical activity. With chair yoga, you can improve your balance, strength and flexibility.
Learn a series of stretches and breathing techniques to help cope with your new current situation of fatigue and limited range of movement. Try chair yoga to find the “new” you!
Some Interesting notes about chair yoga
Chair Yoga includes exercises for the feet, toes, hands, and fingers, so there is no part of the body left out! With a whole body approach in this practice, the immune system can be stimulated by regularly attending Chair Yoga classes.
The many movements, bending, and twisting, in a regular Chair Yoga session, stimulate the elimination of toxins, within the body. Every time you bend the waist in one direction or another, the stomach aids in digestion and the lower back is gently stimulated.
“Thank you for your excellent instruction. It is lovely having you as our teacher as we always leave your class feeling both physically energized and emotionally calmed at the same time.” Allison & Pat
“Since joining Tracie’s senior’s class I have improved strength and flexibility throughout my body. I wish I had started sooner! When I travel on vacation I miss her gentle instructions.” Ellewelyn
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- Breathe! Take time in your practice to breathe in and out through your nose. This will help to release tension when holding asanas (poses) for a long period of time.
- Be Kind…to yourself! When you feel tired – take time to rest and nurture yourself with good whole foods. Life is a journey to enjoy, not a race to complete.
- Motion is lotion: If you are feeling stiff – consider gentle movements to move the qi and blood in your body. Check out my Youtube channel for some yoga movements.
Make It Yourself!
Yoga Mat Cleaner:
Mix 1 part warm water with 3 parts white vinegar. Add a few drops of essential oils (like eucalyptus, tea tree oil, mint or lavender) Use liberally on mat and wipe off.