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Try Chair Yoga

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“if work demands you are desk-bound for most of the day, these simple exercises can easily be planned into your breaks.”
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Chair Yoga offers a unique and adaptable approach to exercise, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the benefits of yoga, regardless of age or physical ability. 

If you’re less mobile, this gentle and accessible practice combines breathwork, meditation, and yoga postures to enhance flexibility, strength, and overall well-being. Alternatively, if work demands you are desk-bound for most of the day, these simple exercises can easily be planned into your breaks. 

 

Five To Try  

Seated Mountain Pose (Tadasana) 

Sit tall on the chair with feet flat on the floor. Inhale, reaching arms overhead, palms facing each other. Engage core muscles and hold for 30 seconds, breathing deeply.  

 

Chair Cat-Cow Stretch 

Sit forward on the chair with hands on knees. Inhale, arching the back (cow), and exhale, rounding the spine (cat). Repeat for one to two minutes, synchronizing movement with breath.  

 

Seated Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) 

Sit sideways on the chair with feet flat. Inhale, lengthen the spine; exhale, twist to one side. Hold for 30 seconds each side, breathing deeply.  

 

Chair Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II) 

Sit on the edge of the chair with feet wide apart. Inhale, lift arms to shoulder height, palms facing down. Turn one foot outward, bend the knee, and hold for 30 seconds each side.  

 

Chair Pigeon Pose  

Sit on the chair with one ankle crossed over the opposite knee. Inhale, lengthen the spine; exhale, forward fold gently. Hold for 30 seconds each side, feeling a stretch in the hip.  

 

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