What is Chair Yoga?
Chair yoga is a practical form of yoga with the option to be supported by a stable chair. Many individuals have difficulty balancing, standing for long periods at a time, getting up and down off the ground, climbing and descending stairs, kneeling, squatting deeply or lunging. Unlike other forms of physical yoga, chair yoga gives participants the option of utilising a chair for support whilst improving and restoring normal and optimal function without worsening any current conditions.
This safe and gentle class aims at progressively improving and optimising balance, strength, flexibility and confidence whilst providing an unrushed and peaceful environment to relax, heal and cultivate body awareness with a deeper level of consciousness.
Who is Chair Yoga for?
Chair yoga is suitable for almost everyone because different levels are shown for every exercise (beginner, intermediate, advanced). As a person becomes more and more confident, stronger, more balanced and more flexible, they may progress to participate through a part or even an entire class without a chair. Chair yoga aims at being an accessible form of regular exercise that almost anyone can do and enjoy. This is especially true for:
- Anyone recovering from an injury or operation
- People with arthritis or chronic joint conditions (eg. back, hips, knees, feet)
- People with a disability
- Individuals with reduced balance
- Anyone who wants to regain strength and flexibility in their day to day function
- Those who have never done yoga before
When/Where is it?
Mondays 6:15 – 7:15pm (during ACT school terms) – Term 3 commences Monday 17 July 2017
Free Public Information Session Saturday 15 July 2017 @ 11am (please come with any questions you may have)
Hawker Place Physiotherapy & Pilates – Unit 1, 108 Hawker Place, Hawker ACT