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Accessible Yoga

Adaptive Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is suitable for individuals who are unable to participate in a traditional yoga class, due to aging, injury or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility, increases range of motion, and strengthens personal body awareness. Clients can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniquesmeditation, and relaxation methods with the support and assistance of a chair.

Adaptive Yoga Benefits:
● Increases circulation – Range of motion movements in the feet, legs, knees, hips, shoulders and elbows help the general well-being and function of the heart.
● Aids heart and lung functions – The breathing techniques used in this approach are very effective for people with emphysema and asthma and aid in heart function.
● Improves mental clarity – Following the directions and guidance of a yoga teacher challenges the brain and supports the mind/body connection for better mental processing.
● Reduces aches and pains – Gentle movements lubricate and nourish the joints and connective tissue to ease the pain of arthritis and other neuromuscular conditions.

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