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”

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”