Chair yoga classes are offered at our Strongsville studio every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 am.
What is chair yoga?
Not surprisingly, there is a lot of depth about what chair yoga is, its purpose, and what populations can benefit from it.
Chair yoga is a yoga practice done primarily with a chair. It is our primary prop: We sit on it, we stand behind it, use the seat to support our arms, and, if able, lie below it. We end up using a chair in ways you would have never imagined!
There are multiple benefits of chair yoga. Participants will see their muscle strength improve, their balance becomes better, and most importantly, focusing on a deeper breath practice will be beneficial long-term.
Chair yoga classes can provide a safe and welcoming space for people with similar needs, where they can share their stories, laugh together and create a community!
Who can participate? Chair yoga strives to be an inclusive practice: it is especially suitable for seniors, people with disabilities, and anyone who struggles to go up and down from the mat. Also, people who need help with essential mobility but still want to partake in class are welcome to join with their partners to assist them.
Chair yoga can be an excellent introduction to yoga practice because we focus on individual strength training, balance, and coordination. As a participant, it is crucial to communicate your activity limitations with the teacher so she can provide modifications for any poses that would not be suitable for your condition.
What does a class look like?
Most chair yoga classes are 1-hour long. Class begins with a short relaxing breath focus, followed by a sequence of modified yoga poses targeting all body areas. Resistance bands and yoga blocks are used throughout practice to build up both large and small muscle groups of the body. Along with the chair, the walls in the room are utilized for both balance and strength exercises. Class ends with a relaxing savasana complete with acupressure, warm stones, and cool washcloths. Join us! Tuesdays or Thursdays at 11AM at our Strongsville studio location.
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