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Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is part of the Hatha Yoga branch of yoga. In this form of yoga students practice the postures whilst seated in a chair or use the chair for assistance in some standing poses.
It is very beneficial for those with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other chronic conditions, weight issues, past injuries, disabilities or anyone looking for a gradual and gentle way to increase their range of movement and is suitable for people of all ages, levels and physical conditions.



You can book 1 to 1 Chair Yoga in the comfort of your own home, where the yoga is tailored for your own individual needs.

1 to 1 Chair Yoga 30 mins  -  £15  or  45 mins just £20 

What to expect from a Chair Yoga Session


Chair Yoga is a form of yoga that helps to bring about better harmony between body, mind and spirit. The different techniques used in the practice provide you with a low-impact way in which to increase strength, flexibility and balance whilst also bringing about relaxation. 


A typical Chair Yoga session includes all of the following aspects;


Breathing Exercises

One of the key principles in Yoga is the breath and the practice begins with a range of short breathing exercises that helps to bring about a state of relaxation. 


Warm-up Postures

The warm-up routine focuses on moving every joint of the body through a comfortable range of movements and increasing the blood flow into the muscles, which helps to prepare them for the more challenging and longer hold postures.

The main exercises begin incorporating a range of Seated, Standing and Balancing Postures;


Seated Postures 

These poses are performed by sitting towards the front of the chair and where the breath is used 3-5 times whilst performing each of the exercises.


Standing Postures

The standing poses begin with the Mountain pose, as this forms the foundation for all standing posture work. The chair can be used as an aid if required whilst performing this group of poses.


Balance Postures

When performing these postures, the chair is only used as a support to move into some of the balancing poses. These types of postures help to build up our own natural defence against a fall.  


Once the main exercises have been performed the session continues with the following:


Cool-Down Postures

The aim of the cool-down is to return the body to its natural resting state.


Finger Exercises

These exercises are excellent for arthritis in the finger joints.


Foot and Toe Exercises

These exercises are also very good for working all of the joints of the toes and soles of the feet.


Eye Exercises

This range of exercises helps to strengthen the muscles of the eyes and reduce tension.


Meditation/ Relaxation 

The session concludes with a meditation and deep relaxation, which allows the body and mind to relax and unwind. The back is pressed gently into the back of the chair, the feet are placed firmly on the ground and the hands are placed in a comfortable position on the thighs.


Advice

Chair yoga is a gentle and safe form of exercise; however, it is important to take advice from your doctor if you think some of the exercises would not be suitable for you.