Embrace the Change from Ordinary to Chair Yoga
I’ve enjoyed yoga for over 30 years, and have thankfully been able to do most of the postures. However, in latter years, like most of us, I’ve found there are more and more postures I can’t do in the normal way any more. Some fellow students I know have given up, thinking there is no alternative. However, as I’m keen to keep exercises going, I mentioned this to my teacher. She suggested I try chair yoga, and I’ve been doing it ever since. My new class is mixed ability, with some having restrictions, like me, so I don’t feel out of place at all.
Yoga has really helped me keep my body supple and strong, even using a chair! My osteopath agrees!
Is it as good?
Chair yoga allows you to modify any posture. Sometimes the muscles you use during the postures may be different, but that’s good. The first time I tried it, I could feel that I had worked my muscles. It was a good feeling! In fact I think my back is stronger nowadays.
Nowadays, I do a mixture of standing and sitting. Modifying when I need to.
Is it right for you?
If you’re not as mobile or can’t do as much as you used to, but you want to keep active, chair yoga could be for you. You can try it, without having to book several lessons.
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