The Role of Adaptation in Chair Based yoga

I have been teaching chair yoga for 3 years now and it has been an amazing learning journey. I always thought, because of where I started with my yoga practice, that I would be heading in the vinyasa-ashtanga direction. In complete contrast now, I am making yoga accessible to the elderly and less abled. MyContinue reading “The Role of Adaptation in Chair Based yoga”

WEATHERING THE STORM

Yoga together while staying apart COVID-19 has shaken my and all of our lives to our core, unemployment and homeschooling became part of the current reality. It’s tough.Scared and anxious at the start; for my health, and my income, I slowly got my head around a new routine and things started to flow again; aContinue reading “WEATHERING THE STORM”

Online Chair Based Yoga

5 reasons why you should be teaching chair yoga already This is a very strange time for all of us all, all over the globe. The very vast and fast spread of COVID19 is affecting all of us in our homes and communities. What is coming through, as an underlying theme, is how dependant weContinue reading “Online Chair Based Yoga”

Adaptation in Chair Based Yoga

Chair based yoga is already an adapted form of practice, either sitting on a chair or standing by the chair or using it as a prop to support your yoga practice. During my time teaching chair based yoga I have discovered that although this is already an adapted yoga practice, even more adaptation is requiredContinue reading “Adaptation in Chair Based Yoga”

The W’s of Chair Based Yoga

The media these days create an impression that yoga is only for the young and flexible, an image that does not reflect the benefits of yoga, which are for everyone.If you can breath, you can do yoga is one saying and indeed there is a large range of modified practices that are suitable for everyone,Continue reading “The W’s of Chair Based Yoga”

YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

THE DO’S AND DON’TS Life expectancy in the UK is around 79yo for men and 83yo for women. The Uk’s population is aging and by 2050 1 in 4 people in the UK will be over 65yo. People are definitely living longer.We all want to live happy healthy lives, but getting older comes with itsContinue reading “YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS”

4 Principles of Teaching Chair Based Yoga

I have found great pleasure in teaching chair based yoga classes. The participants are often very receptive to the practices and are looking forward coming back to the classes every week. It gives me great satisfaction to watch my students progress with their poses and benefit deeply from the practices on a different level overContinue reading “4 Principles of Teaching Chair Based Yoga”

6 STANDING, CHAIR BASED YOGA POSE ADAPTATIONS.

When I declare to people that I am a yoga teacher, they often reply “you must be very flexible to do that”. The truth is I am flexible; flexible in the way I think, flexible in the way I approach my life and business, flexible in the way I teach my yoga classes. This initiallyContinue reading “6 STANDING, CHAIR BASED YOGA POSE ADAPTATIONS.”

TEACHING AGELESS YOGA

Why adapting yoga practices is so important. The image the media portrait about yoga, give the impression that yoga is for the young and flexible, which is not really what yoga is about. In fact, if we think about the obvious benefits of yoga, such as improved mobility, flexibility and strength, yoga is actually moreContinue reading “TEACHING AGELESS YOGA”

YOGA FOR BETTER BALANCE

In order to maintain independence and reduce the chances of falling as we age we must remain strong flexible and generally active and maintain good physical balance. The practice of yoga allows for all these to happen. Practising while sitting or standing by a chair is the gateway to yoga for many older adults or those with lower mobility, allowing them to benefit from all that yoga has to offer. In turn they improve their overall health and of course balance… read more