Yoga offers many benefits, from reduced stress to improved strength and flexibility, but it can also be intimidating to some people. You may feel that yrou just "don't bend that way," won't be able to keep up with others in a class or have physical limitations that will prevent you from moving down to (and up from) the floor. Enter chair yoga. This gentle style of yoga can be done from a (mostly) seated position that also incorporates the breathing and mind-body benefits of a traditional class.
Whether you're in a confined space, such as a cubicle or airplane seat, you have mobility issues, or you're just looking for a few feel-good stretches to melt away tension, this series of seated yoga exercises can be a great addition to your daily routine.
Before starting any new physical activity, you should consult your healthcare provider. These poses are suitable for most people, including seniors, those living with chronic pain and those who use a wheelchair. Any contraindications are included with the poses. For detailed instructions of each pose, scroll below the graphic.
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