Yoga Resources – Chair Yoga (for teachers and students alike)
When you picture people practising yoga, do you imagine impossibly supple, young people bent into all sorts of shapes no human should be able to get themselves into?
If so, then you’d be surprised to hear that yoga can be incredibly beneficial for people with mobility issues, including elderly people and those with disabilities. What’s more, yoga can be practised not just from the comfort of your own home, but even from the comfort of your own chair!
Yoga has been shown to improve overall health, prevent and (even in some cases) reverse disease when practised regularly as a lifestyle. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that it can therefore lend its benefits to those with mobility issues as well as people working in an office or at school.
Chair yoga (and yoga in general, really) includes breath work, which can help people not only with stress management but also for coping and managing pain. Through meditation and paying attention to your breath, you can help your body and mind to cope with the pain of an illness or condition you may suffer with.
The great thing with yoga is that it can be adapted to suit anyone’s needs. The aim is to work with your body rather than against it, therefore ruling out any competitiveness, which can lead you to push yourself too far and do yourself harm.
It’s an effective and gentle way to improve your strength and flexibility in a way that can compliment your current medical interventions, therapies and exercises. With a regular practice, you will soon be reaping the benefits that go well beyond the ones outlined above.
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