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Chair Yoga: Not Just for Seniors

Yoga is an ancient practice that has been around for thousands of years. It is a holistic approach to wellness that aims to align the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga is known for its physical and mental benefits, including increased flexibility, strength, balance, and relaxation.

However, the practice of yoga can be intimidating for some people, especially those with physical limitations or disabilities. This is where chair yoga comes in.

1. Accessible to all: Chair yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. It is a great option for people who are recovering from injuries, have mobility issues, or are new to yoga. Chair yoga can be modified to accommodate a variety of needs, making it an inclusive practice for all.

2. Improves posture: Sitting at a desk all day can take a toll on our posture. Chair yoga can help improve posture by strengthening the muscles in the back, neck, and shoulders. By practicing seated and standing poses using a chair, we can improve our posture and reduce the risk of back pain and other postural problems.

3. Relieves stress: Yoga is known for its stress-relieving benefits. Chair yoga is no exception. By practicing gentle stretches and breathing exercises, we can reduce stress and anxiety. Practicing chair yoga during a busy workday can help us feel more relaxed and focused.

4. Improves flexibility and strength: Chair yoga may seem easy, but it can be challenging. By using a chair as a support, we can improve our flexibility and strength. Seated and standing poses can help build core strength, improve balance, and increase range of motion.

5. Enhances mindfulness: Chair yoga is a great way to enhance mindfulness. By practicing breathing exercises and meditation, we can become more present and aware. Mindfulness can help reduce stress, improve mental clarity, and enhance overall well-being.

Chair yoga isn't just for the seniors. It's a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Chair yoga is accessible, improves posture, relieves stress, improves flexibility and strength, and enhances mindfulness. So, whether you’re a busy professional, a new mom, or recovering from an injury, chair yoga is a great option to improve your physical and mental well-being.

Check out the video our teacher Florence made to show you what to expect in her chair yoga class!

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