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

The Magic of yoga for MS

The MS Society in Aberdeen introduced Chair Based Yoga to their members over 2 years ago. In these 2 years, many reported improvements in their overall wellbeing through the practice of yoga. The benefits of yoga are experienced and reported instantly and in the long run. We often ponder upon the improvements noticed over time at the end of the class and agree that there is an element of magic in our practice of yoga; an element of unknown that has a positive impact on ourselves or even bigger than ourselves…