YOGA IN THE CLASSROOM

The safe way to re-introduce yoga back into schools, post covid-19 closures. Schools are reopening tomorrow and it is so vital that they do.However resilient kids are, they have had the brunt of COVID-19: Deprived them of half the academic year. Magnified existing education inequalities. Put children at risk beyond that associated with covid 19Continue reading “YOGA IN THE CLASSROOM”

The Importance of Yoga in the Classroom

I have worked in schools for the last 4 years. It is fun but at the same time it can be frustrating, because the time that is allocated for activity and yoga is significantly less than it should be.Fun and play is the way children learn. When the kids play they are fearless, they tryContinue reading “The Importance of Yoga in the Classroom”

The Spirit of Community in Chair Based Yoga

As a yoga teacher going from place to place to teach yoga classes I find it very satisfying to connect with other before and after a class.I get great gratification also from people completely relaxing or letting go in my classes.The best part though is when the students connect with each other; like Beth andContinue reading “The Spirit of Community in Chair Based Yoga”

YOGA FOR RESILIENCE

6 ways yoga helps build resilience and manage chronic illness The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Some people may be naturally resilient to blows that life serves them and some not so much, but resilience is the secret to dealing with chronic illness. Many chronic conditions are not alwaysContinue reading “YOGA FOR RESILIENCE”

METHODOLOGY OF ADAPTATION

… in chair based yoga I am quite passionate about adaptation in yoga, because adapted yoga has so much potential in offering comfort and peace and be another form of physical therapy. Before adapting poses though, it is important to know who our students are.In chair based yoga students usually come with certain imbalances suchContinue reading “METHODOLOGY OF ADAPTATION”

6 COMMON IMBALANCES IN CHAIR BASED YOGA

How to target the 6 common imbalances Chair Based Yoga students face. Students that are usually attracted to chair based yoga classes are affected by illness and injury that makes getting to the floor harder. Getting to the floor though is not the only limitation they face. Some of the additional common imbalances are exploredContinue reading “6 COMMON IMBALANCES IN CHAIR BASED YOGA”

The New Normal

Teaching Chair Yoga Online I do remember the day the lockdown had come in. I was distressed about the amount of people I had seen walking across the park situated at the front of my house. It was like the busiest, sunniest bank holiday and I was distressed because I had also come to theContinue reading “The New Normal”

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”

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”