What is Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga is a gentle and relaxing form of Yoga. It is practiced while sitting on the chair or using the chair for support. The poses for Chair yoga are taken from even more traditional forms of Yoga, known as Hatha Yoga.
Hatha Yoga teaches the mastery of body movements in order to achieve spiritual calmness and relaxation. It helps you concentrate deeply on your body movements, while withdrawing any external factors and achieving spiritual perfection. Hatha Yoga movements are practiced in order to develop flexibility, strength, bodily relaxation and mental concentration.
The origins of Chair Yoga poses date back to 5,000 years ago. And here is an interesting fact: The first Yoga poses were transcribed on fragile palm leaves. Therefore, both Yoga and Chair Yoga come from Hindu philosophy.
The idea of Chair Yoga postures was firstly discovered to support those in need. So, the idea was born in order to give a possibility for people who would like to do Yoga, but have difficulties with extreme movements.
Particularly, Chair Yoga poses were targeted at senior citizens. Also, at citizens who struggle with weight challenges or anyone who is suffering from a recent or chronic injury.
Nowadays, a Chair Yoga sequence is adapted to different citizens with different preferences. It suits everyone from fitness fanatics, hard working people in the office, expecting mothers or students in our Garden.