Often people think you need to be strong, flexible and active to do yoga… not so!
And often people think chair yoga is only for frail or elderly people… not so!
One of the many wonderful things about yoga is that it is possible for everyone to practice. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support so, whether you don’t like getting up and down from the floor or if you have limited mobility, Chair Yoga may be for you.
CHAIR YOGA CLASSES
Tuesdays – in URC Hall, Primley Road 11.15am to 12.15 ideal for beginners and those who want to stay seated throughout the class.
Thursdays – at Stowford Community Centre 11.15am to 12.15 for people who are familiar with chair yoga and want to work more deeply in the poses, includes some standing stretches
Here are some comments about chair yoga:
“Initially I thought chair yoga was aimed at the elderly but having tried it I wish I had started my journey earlier. Barbara gives a thorough session covering the whole body which you can follow at your own level depending on ability and capacity. The hand exercises have been particularly beneficial for my acute arthritis and I am now benefiting from greater flexibility and mobility. I wholeheartedly recommend her class whatever your physical limitations are. I am sure the exercises will help.” Gillian
“Because I have osteoarthritis the soft tissue in my upper back and neck become tight. Chair yoga helps relieve this and keeps me flexible and mobile. The clearing of external thoughts and centering on the poses and the breathing benefits both mind and body. Because it is largely non weight bearing it helps the pain in my knees.” Margaret