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Chair Yoga

Chair yoga offer the same benefits as a Floor yoga. The difference being that not all poses to regular Yoga can be practiced while sitting in a chair so some very minor level of benefit may be lost from one pose but can be found in another.

We offer chair yoga for people who are elderly, physically disable, office workers, and people with weight issues

Elderly people – particularly those living in aged care facilities, have little reason to lift their arms above their head. The gentle practice of Chair yoga gives them opportunity to awaken many parts of their body that may have been neglected for years and gets their blood flowing.

Weight issues – like obese are often unable to manage floor posture, so chair yoga can be great place for them to start moving and connecting with their body.

Office workers – People who work in offices and sit at desk all day can practice chair yoga postures to get their blood flowing and recharge their energy without needing to find the space and privacy they would need to practice regular Yoga.

Physical disable – People who are chair bound or otherwise physically disable can begin to experience the wonderful benefits of Yoga by remaining seated and only using the parts of their body that are movable. This helps to strengthen those active body parts, improves general health and provide a great sense of achievement and body connection.

Recovery program – The chair yoga is also wonderful and very gentle addition to a recovery program for anyone who is recuperating from an accident or convalescing from illness.

 
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Benefits of Yoga Compared to other forms of exercise

Yoga

  1. Parasympathetic nervous system dominates

  2. Subcortical regions of brain dominate

  3. Slow dynamic and static movement

  4. Normalization of muscle tone

  5. Low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments

  6. Low caloric consumption

  7. Effort is minimized, relaxed

  8. Energizing (breathing is natural or controlled)

  9. Balance activity opposite muscles groups

  10. Non-competitive process-oriented

  11. Awareness is internal (focus is on breath and infinity)

  12. Limitless possibility for growth in self-awareness

Exercises

  1. Sympathetic Nervous System dominates

  2. Cortical regions of brain dominate

  3. Rapid forceful movements

  4. Increased muscles tensions

  5. Higher risk of injury

  6. Moderate to high caloric consumption

  7. Effort is maximized

  8. Fatigue (breathing is taxed)

  9. Imbalance activity of opposing groups

  10. Competitive, goal orientated

  11. Awareness is external (focus is on reaching toes, reaching the finish line, etc)

  12. Boredom factor