Chair Yoga is a set of yoga poses which uses a chair. Why a chair? Everyone has a chair, yet not everyone can do a a full yoga class. Using a chair is a very useful prop as it provides stability and safety.
As well, anyone who has attended an Iyengar yoga class, which uses props, will realise how much deeper you can go into a yoga pose with the use of props.
For Liveyogalife.com, James Bryan from Knoff Yoga carefully crafted two sets of chair yoga classes:
- Level 1 Open is a series of classes that improves your strength, flexibility, stability and mental awareness – all the time you are sitting in a chair.
- Level 2 Foundation takes these exercises deeper with a more energetic series of exercises that includes standing and balancing using the chair as support.