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A practice that is suitable for all level student, offering modifications for beginning students or those with limitations, and more challenging poses for the more advanced student.
A less strenuous form of yoga, designed for those recovering from injury, beginners, seniors, pregnancy, or anyone looking for a well rounded yoga practice that is less intense.
Mat Yoga- Basics
A basics class exploring the postures, breath work and therapeutic benefits of a yoga practice. (must be able to safely transition from standing to seated unassisted)
Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class modified for a seated position.
Chair Yoga Plus
Chair yoga class utilizing a chair for both seated postures and balance in standing postures.
A class conducted primarily on the floor, offering relaxing postures to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit.
Flow / Vinyasa Yoga
A more dynamic class, synchronizing movement with breath in a flow-like sequence.
Why Chair Yoga?
"Movement is the antidote to aging"
The senior population is the fastest growing age group in the United States.
More and more over 50 students are going to be showing up in yoga classes and many will be requiring a modified practice.
If we let it, the aging process often begins with avoidance of movement. Some people begin early in life to limit their activity because of pain or what they perceive may cause pain. Some people limit their activity due to past injuries. The injury causes abnormal movement patterns which can result in pain. Many other people eliminate activity just because they think it will cause discomfort. In some cases the only limitations we have are those we place on ourselves.
“Use it or lose it”
Chair Yoga is perfect for those individuals that find doing mat (floor) yoga inaccessible.
You may be under the misconception that chair yoga is too easy, however depending on the level of class and the teacher, chair yoga can be quite challenging. It is like any other style of yoga, it can be as easy or difficult as you want to make it.
The pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in urinary and bowel continence, as well as stabilizing the abdominal and pelvic organs, and core stability.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is related to the muscle imbalances of the pelvic floor. These muscle imbalances are referred to as hypertonic (too much tension), or hypotonic (too little tension).
The most common issue in pelvic floor dysfunction is incontinence (loss of urine control).
When approaching “pelvic floor training”, it is vital to work on creating a sense of balance to the pelvic floor muscles. These are voluntary muscles and healthy muscle is based on range of motion.
For a healthy, functional pelvic floor there needs to be strength and support as well as length and flexibility. It is noted that as many as 1 in 3 women suffer from some form of pelvic floor disorder.
Yoga offers the benefits of breathing practices, stress reduction, and stimulates the entire body, including internal organs.
Common signs that can indicate a pelvic floor problem include:
I offer Specialty Pelvic Floor Workshops for Women
Menstruation is a natural phenomenon in a woman’s life which occurs every month from puberty to menopause. It is characterized by monthly vaginal discharge of blood and cells from the uterine linings. The menstrual cycle normally lasts from two to seven days.
Women undergo hormonal changes during menstruation, and can tend to become anxious and experience pain or discomfort during this phase.
Avoid rigorous physical activities, inversions, and anything that aggravates your nervous system during your periods.
These simple yoga poses can limit the pain and discomfort during your Moon Cycle, calm your body and restore your mind.
Studies have found a connection between pregnancy rates and would-be mothers’ stress levels, stress-reducing yoga, used in concert with conventional medical treatments, may increase the chances of conception.
Many women have found that yoga, including restorative and supportive poses, can help with the undesirable side effects of menopause, including hot flashes and more.
Think of these postures as a maintenance plan that will keep you running smoothly until you have time for a full tune-up.
These 5 postures can be adapted for all trimesters, and no previous yoga experience is required.