Chair Yoga
208 pages, 7 x 10
117 b&w drawings
Paperback
Release Date:01 Sep 2011
ISBN:9781848190788
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Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

By Edeltraud Rohnfeld; Illustrated by Edeltraud Rohnfeld; Translated by Anne Oppenheimer
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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 the elderly, individuals rehabilitating after injury or illness, 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 health-care professionals.

Introduction

What is chair yoga? Why do yoga today?

The exercises

1. The Importance of Breathing Practice

2. Exercises for the Feet and Toes

3. Exercises for the Legs

4. Exercises for the Fingers, Hands and Wrists

5. Exercises for the arms

6. Exercises for the Back

7. Exercises for the Shoulders, Throat und Neck

8. Standing Exercises (Some with, Some without a Chair).

9. Exercises for Both Sides of the Brain

10. Pelvic Floor Exercise

11. Exercises for the Eyes

12. Relaxation

13. Exercise Guidelines

Fifteen-minute yoga programmes

Acknowledgements

Further reading

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