Chair yoga is a revolutionary concept designed to make the numerous benefits of classical yoga available to a wider range of physical abilities. This step-by-step program can be practiced by virtually anyone, anywhere, in any chair, to stimulate physical and mental well-being.
This fully illustrated guide contains ninety easy-to-master exercises that have been specially developed for those with a limited range of movement. Clear instructions guide the reader through each routine, all of which can be carried out safely without any previous knowledge or yoga expertise. The exercises can also be adapted by yoga teachers who want to incorporate chair yoga into their classes.
This book will be popular with anyone wanting to experience the health benefits of an easy, versatile form of yoga, particularly older people, individuals rehabilitating after injury or illness and those with physical disabilities, as well as the professionals who support them.
Edeltraud Rohnfeld qualified as a yoga teacher at the Berlin Yoga Institute Asha Rekai in 1991. She taught private yoga classes in Berlin for 15 years and trained yoga teachers and healthcare professionals. She later specialised in chair yoga, learning from its founder Erika Hammerstroem. She moved to Ireland in 2008 where she runs seminars on chair and classic yoga. Her website can be viewed at www.yoga-clare.com.
Introduction.; 1. Correct Breathing Techniques.; 2. Exercises for Feet and Toes.; 3. Exercises for the Legs.; 4. Exercises for Fingers, Hands and Wrists.; 5. Exercises for the Arms.; 6 Exercises for the Back.; 7. Exercises for Shoulders and Neck.; 8. Exercises Standing Up (with or without a chair).; 9. Exercises for the Brain.; 10. Pelvic Floor Exercise.; 11. Eye Exercises.; 12. Relaxation.; 13. Instructions. How do I create a Chair Yoga session?. If You Want to Know More About Yoga. Nutrition. Why I wrote this book.; Dedication. Further Reading.