Yoga is not gymnastics or calisthenics or contortion. I teach yoga that is gentle, calming, helpful, fun and comforting.
Can anyone do yoga?
I studied "chair yoga" with Lakshmi Volker, creator of the "Get Fit Where you Sit" chair program. I incorporate many of the great techniques of this method in my teaching.
In my studies I learned that individuals with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, or those who just cannot get on the floor for whatever reason, can benefit from a practice of yoga on a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body, allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s benefits for fitness, overall health and relaxation. Even if you are in a wheelchair, you can receive the many benefits of chair yoga. It is the integration of body, mind, and spirit that helps the yoga practitioner feel well.