Join Kari for a 25-minute introduction to chair yoga. A wonderful practice for seniors or anyone looking for a gentle, stable & supported practice. Props needed: A sturdy chair, blanket, 2 blocks.
Jathara Parivartanasana: This pose massages and stimulates the abdominal organs while developing strength in the core muscles, facilitating increased movement in the spine.
Upavistha Konasana. Start in a seated straddle position, legs outstretched from the center. The torso then folds forward toward the floor from the hips. A blanket is recommended for a seat.
Janu Sirsasana. Seated forward bend where one leg is extended forward and the knee of the opposite leg is flexed and lowered laterally to the floor.
Virasana. Kneeling posture where the hips reach for the floor between the feet. Can also be used to sit in some styles of meditation.
Baddha Konasana. Holding the feet together and bending and rotating the knees out to the sides creates a pleasant and beneficial stretch for the groin, legs and thighs.
Dandasana. This pose gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “sit up straight”. Upper back and spine is straight, hips are flexed 90 degrees.
Paschimottanasana. A seated, full forward bend. Great stretch for the hamstrings as well as the back. Calms and soothes the nervous system.