Chair Yoga on the online streaming classes platform on Facebook and Zoom from the Veterans Yoga Project folks
Regardless of your age, you can join the Veterans Yoga Project Online Streaming classes of Facebook Live or through Zoom on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday at 5 PM Central Time for Chair Yoga, an opportunity to strengthen your balance, strength, flexibility, and confidence all from the comfort of your home.
Chair Yoga is a type of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The poses are often adaptations of asanas in modern yoga.
An asana is a body posture, originally a general term for a sitting meditation pose, and later extended in hatha yoga and modern yoga to any type of pose or position, adding reclining, standing, inverted, twisting, and balancing poses.
Chairs have long been used as props for certain asanas in some schools of yoga, such as Iyengar Yoga and Alice Christensen’s Easy-Does-It Yoga, and even in the popular PBS Specials put out by Peggy Cappy, “Yoga for the rest of us”.
Chair Yoga, along with other schools of yoga as exercise, has been evaluated for its possible medical benefits. There is only weak evidence that yoga helps with osteoarthritis, but there are small to moderate benefits on health related quality of life for older people including balance, lower limb strength, depression, and vitality.
Chair Yoga is ideal for seniors who are at home most of the time but need some exercise to rejuvenate themselves and to improve their balance, strength, flexibility and confidence.