Chair Yoga for SENIORS
Many seniors may have health conditions or mobility issues that make high-impact exercises difficult or even impossible. Chair yoga is a low-impact form of exercise that is easy on the joints and muscles, making it an ideal option for seniors. It is practiced while sitting on a chair or using the chair for support. It is particularly beneficial for seniors because it is a low-impact form of exercise that can be done at a gentle pace, making it easier for seniors to perform and less likely to cause injury.
Here are some specific reasons why chair yoga is particularly good for seniors:
- Increased flexibility: Chair yoga helps seniors to improve their flexibility and range of motion, which can help to reduce stiffness and improve mobility.
- Improved balance: Many chair yoga poses focus on balance and can help to improve stability and reduce the risk of falls, which is a common concern for seniors.
- Reduced risk of injury: Because chair yoga is a low-impact form of exercise, it is less likely to cause injury or strain on the joints than other forms of exercise. This is particularly important for seniors, who may have weaker bones and muscles and are more prone to injury.
- Low-impact: Many seniors may have health conditions or mobility issues that make high-impact exercises difficult or even impossible. Chair yoga is a low-impact form of exercise that is easy on the joints and muscles, making it an ideal option for seniors.
- Adaptability: Chair yoga can be adapted to suit the needs and abilities of each individual, making it a great option for seniors who may have limitations or health conditions that require modifications to their exercise routine. This means that seniors can still participate in a safe and effective exercise program, even if they have mobility or health challenges.
Overall, chair yoga is a great way for seniors to stay active and healthy, while also improving their physical and mental well-being.
SallySunshine 30 minute chair yoga workout
My 30 minute, slow & gentle, modified yoga class, is performed seated. It is designed to be safe for older adults & seniors; including those with lower mobility levels; by modifying when necessary, to suit your own body.
My gentle workout may be used daily as a flexibility/exercise class for seniors; as a warm-up for older adults to help relieve stiffness, before vigorous exercises such as housework, or a long walk. Many will find it beneficial as a wonderful, full-body stretch at the END of your day! 🙂
Work at the level that is most suitable for you! – Modify exercises to feel comfortable at all times.
If you feel overexerted, SIT DOWN & continue to exercise gently if possible, while SEATED. – If you become DIZZY you MUST SIT DOWN & take a break or rest. – Have FUN & be proud of yourself for making your health a priority; you will feel better & better after every class you do!
Chair yoga is also highly adaptable, so it can be easily modified to fit any fitness level. And best of all, it’s a great way to get all the benefits of yoga without having to put too much strain on the body. So if you’re looking for a workout that’s easy on the joints and gentle on the body, chair yoga may be just what you’re looking for.
Chair Yoga is a hot trend
According to a recent article in the New York Times, chair yoga is one of the hottest fitness trends for seniors. And it’s no wonder why. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done while seated or standing. It’s perfect for seniors who may not be able to stand for long periods of time or who want to avoid getting down on the floor.