"Using a chair allows REAL people to do REAL yoga!"
Whether you have mobility issues or sit at a desk for long periods of time, using a chair allows you to practice yoga, the same yoga done on a mat, but using the chair as a prop, whether sitting in it or using it for balance.
Actually, using a chair can allow you to improve your posture and get into poses that normally are challenging on the mat while allowing you to perfect your alignment. For example, I love Half Moon Pose using a chair, the quality and range of movement when using the chair in this pose is surprising!
What are the benefits?
Deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness.
Chair yoga not unlike mat yoga provides the following benefits:
Who should take this class?
Anyone! While it's great for office workers or those with mobility challenges, a chair yoga class can be structured for beginners using a gentle sequence, or, with more challenging poses for the more advanced yogi!
Chair yoga is great non-intimidating introduction into yoga for those unsure of ability, and it's great for socializing