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What is Chair Yoga? 

 

 

Chair yoga is suitable for people of all levels of fitness, beginners and advanced yogis alike. This type of yoga is gentler than others, as it is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing, using a chair for support, which helps with balance and minimises pressure on the lower joints such as the hips and knees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If age, disability or injury prevents you from participating in a typical yoga class Chair Yoga could be a style to consider. Traditional yoga poses are adapted and supported with a chair making them accessible to everyone, and as the class will often be seated you won’t need to worry about getting up or down off the floor or standing for long periods. Even desk workers and travellers can take advantage of Chair Yoga, enabling all to experience the benefits of yoga regardless of physical limitations. 

Go to Chair Yoga if you want: 

Gentle exercise 

Physical therapy 

Support props 

Beginners’ yoga 

Seniors’ yoga 

Watch a Chair Yoga intro 

Watch a Chair Yoga class 

 

 

 

 


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Lucy Edge 

is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of our yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.

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