Registered Yoga Teacher Elena Moreno Keegan makes it easy.
“If you can sit in a chair, you can do chair yoga,” says Keegan. “It is an ideal form for anyone who sits long hours in a chair or for those with limited mobility.”
Performing these simple chair poses can provide the same healing and restorative benefits of regular yoga: stress release for body and mind; improved core strength, flexibility and circulation; and a boost in your sense of well-being.
To begin: Use a straight-back chair with no arm rests.
Take 4-5 slow breaths to calm and center your mind.
As you breathe, do a few shoulder shrugs to loosen up.
Turn your head from side to side to release stiffness in your neck.