By Tracy Fowlkes
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga where standard yoga poses are modified to be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to those who find traditional yoga too challenging, who cannot stand, have balance issues or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated positions. Individuals who are overweight or obese and those with neurological diseases are also good candidates and are encouraged to give chair yoga a try.
Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in chair yoga. While seated on chairs, clients can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward and side bends and mild backbends, all with the aid of the chair. In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits, including improved muscle tone, posture and balance, reduction of stress, better breathing habits and sleep, and a sense of well-being.
Come out and reap the benefits of chair yoga for yourself. No registration is required. All mobility levels are welcomed, and the first class is free!
Classes are held on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Village Square Music Room. For more information, please contact Tracy Fowlkes at the Lakeside Commons Fitness Center or call 301-628-3636.