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Why chair yoga?For many, getting down on the floor is not practical. This can be due to physical/mental challenges or situational/locational challenges. Doing all the yoga poses properly adapted to a seated position gives the same benefits to the student. In order to achieve the full benefits, practicing a certified instructor is recommended.
What is chair yoga?Chair yoga is a form of yoga where all the yoga poses (asanas) are done in a seated position. This makes yoga more accessible to more people. For many, getting down on the floor with mat yoga is a challenge. If so, one can derive all the benefits of yoga while sitting.
Who benefits from chair yoga?People that have physical/mental challenges or situational/locational challenges that preclude them from getting down on the floor will achieve all benefits of yoga while seated. It is important that yoga poses (asanas) that are adapted to a seated position be properly designed. Practicing with a certified chair yoga instructor will ensure that poses are properly set up.
Can wheelchair users do yoga?Chair yoga with levels of flexibility makes yoga completely accessible to wheelchair users. By having multiple levels of flexibility—upper/lower body and right/left sides—wheelchair users can reap all the benefits of mat yoga.
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