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Get Fit Where You Sit!® Subject Index


affirmations, 31, 43, 46, 47, 48, 185, 190, 194, 200, 205, 220, 221

alignment, 12, 50–59, 67, 80, 184, 205, 214, 215, 218, 221 
press points in the feet, 31, 44, 47, 48, 57–59, 80 
Riding the Wave of Alignment (Kirpalu), 22
Sitting Mountain, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 


breathing techniques (pranayama), 12, 27, 33, 63–
77, 206

Alternate Nostril Breathing, 33, 64–66, 206

Coherent Breathing, 74, 76–77, 92 
cooling breath (Sitali/Sitkari), 67–68 
Humming Bee Breath (Bhramari Pranayama), 69–70, 
206 
Three-Part Breath (Dirgha Pranayama), 71–73 
Victorious Breath (Ujjayi Pranayama), 71, 72, 74–75, 77, 92


chakras, 199–200 
chakra exercises and affirmations, 200

chakra meditation, 202 

eight limbs of yoga, 21, 24–28, 33

applying the yamas and niyamas to meditation, 186

asana, 27

dharana, 24, 27, 35

dhyana, 24, 28, 35

niyamas, 24, 28, 31, 33, 35

pranayama, 27

pratyahara, 24, 27, 33, 188

putting the yamas and niyamas into practice, 25

samadhi, 24, 28, 35

yamas, 24, 28, 31, 33, 35


Hạnh, Thich Nhat, 3, 43, 63, 186 

Kripalu, 13, 2, 22–23, 23, 25, 58, 98, 184 
Krishnamacharya, 17, 21, 23 

Lakshmi (abundance), 33 
Lakshmi Voelker Method Mission Statement, 17 

M
mantras, 28, 69, 185, 204–5, 221

om, 30, 204

matrika shakti, 29–30, 31, 33, 35, 81, 218 

meditation, 183–85

applying the yamas and niyamas to meditation, 186

body scan, 189

breath exploration, 188

chakra meditation, 202

loving-kindness meditation (metta), 189

seated walking meditation, 194

three-minute chair yoga for relaxation, 185 

Yoga Nidra, 28, 33, 192

mindfulness, 27, 43, 64, 67, 79, 183, 185, 186, 188, 221

mudras, 206–10 


Patanjali, 11, 24, 28, 31, 33, 79, 188, 209

pratipaksha bhavana, 31–33, 64, 192 

safety, 212–18, see also alignment

arm raising and shoulder safety, 51–53

assists, 81, 82, 180, 218

chair safety, 55, 215

eye focus (drishti)

neck safety, 50–51

forward folding and spinal safety, 54, 53–54

levels of flexibility, 37–41

precautions, 7, 64, 80, 212–15 
props, 44, 55, 58, 80, 81, 82, 86, 92, 180, 192, 215, 
217, 218

sat nam, 24, 28, 33, 38, 41, 58, 64, 80, 81, 82, 199, 205, 
218, 220

sat-chit-ananda, 30–31, 35, 46

Scaravelli, Vanda, 47, 63

shaktipat, 1, 23–24 
Sitting Mountain, 43–48

levels of flexibility, 142–43 quick guide to cues and postural alignment, 47 step-by-step instructions, 44 tips for teaching, 48

Sun Salutation, 94, 108, 122, 140, 146, 170, 222 

tips for practicing/teaching Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, 79

see also Chapter 9 for awareness/safety tips for each pose accessing inner stillness in meditation/relaxation, 184 adapting asanas, 59

applying Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga to chair yoga, 33

applying the yamas and niyamas to meditation, 186 building a LV Method chair yoga sequence, 220–21 creating a safe/welcoming space to teach chair yoga, 217 

creating LV Method sequences, 222

poses with alternative leg/feet positions, 59

practicing asana on a wheelchair/teaching wheelchair users, 81–82 
practicing asanas, 80

practicing pranayama, 64

teaching levels of flexibility, 41

teaching Sitting Mountain, 48

using props and assists, 218

Tolle, Eckhart, 3, 183 

visualization, 41, 66, 69, 72, 75, 77, 81, 184, 185, 186, 
189, 192, 201, 202 
 


 

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