A Gentle Approach To Traditional Poses With the Support of a Chair
Chair Yoga involves breathing exercises and yoga postures with the support of a chair while maintaining the same body mechanics and benefits as traditional asana. This style of yoga is suitable for beginners, those recovering from injuries or illness, or those simply seeking to do a gentle form of yoga with the support of a chair.
Yoga is an ancient practice of mind-body connection that originated in India. Yoga involves not only yoga poses (asanas) but also breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana). From the Sanskrit verb root yuj, the word yoga is commonly translated as “to yoke”, as it unites body movements (through yoga postures) with the breath. Yoga can also bring the mind, body, and spirit into alignment. A chair yoga practice involves breathing exercises and modified yoga postures, either standing or sitting, with the support of a chair. Chairs offer additional support that makes traditional standing poses accessible to more body types and is particularly beneficial for office workers, older adults, and people with limited mobility or physical disabilities. Meanwhile, a chair yoga program offers gentle movements with profound impacts.
The benefits of yoga practice are vast, as it supports your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness, and can be different for each yoga student. Common benefits include increased flexibility and decreased stress. In addition to stretching and strengthening your muscles, the practice can also offer practitioners greater clarity, calmness, focus, and a sense of well-being.
Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing for years, Practyce gives you access to high-quality online Chair Yoga classes from experienced Chair Yoga instructors! Our Chair Yoga teachers will skillfully guide you through warm-ups and chair exercises you can practice at your own pace and from the privacy of your own space.
Practyce is a monthly membership to a virtual yoga studio, created to support your daily yoga practice. We offer online classes of different styles of yoga, ranging from Chair Yoga to Vinyasa to Hatha to Kundalini to Yin Yoga, you can stream anywhere, any time, and on any device. Our yoga teachers meet you where you’re at with thoughtful sequencing designed for yoga practitioners of all levels of experience. Whether your home practice is in your living room or on the go, our yoga app brings the teachings right to your fingertips—wherever you unroll your yoga mat!
The Practyce Team
August 3, 2022