Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. and is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The poses taught are often adaptations of Hatha yoga poses. It deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. Chairs are used in this class in order to support individuals who have difficulty getting down on or up off the floor.
Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends.
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.
Students will learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair.