Top chair yoga poses for seniors and benefits!
Yoga is a great way to relax, stretch and rejuvenate your body. It is also a great way to get rid of stress and improve overall health. There are many types of yoga exercises that you can do, like asanas, pranayama, and meditation. In this post, we have listed the 9 best chair yoga poses for seniors that you should try.
9 Chair yoga poses for seniors
Seated Pigeon Pose
A seated pigeon pose is a great way to stretch your back and shoulders. It can also be done with a strap to hold the foot in place.
In Seated Pigeon Pose, the thigh is rotated outward from the hip joint. The foot should also be flexed and pressed out through the balls of feet to create a deep stretch in that area.
If you can feel a deep stretch sitting up tall, then stay here. However, if not and the spine is not lengthening as it should be, hold onto the seat of your chair and breathe into it to elongate the spine for three long breaths before trying again.
Seated Pigeon Pose is a standing pose with the feet together and hands on hips. Breathe out, draw the pelvic floor in and up, bend forward from hip creases keeping the spine long at first then round it gently. Hold for 3-5 breaths before returning to standing position
Seated Pigeon Pose is a yoga pose that strengthens the core. It is recommended to hold your breath for longer periods of time and balance your breathing with each inhale and exhale.
Seated Pigeon Pose strengthens the hips and thighs, and improves the flexibility of the hamstrings and lower back. It helps develop balance.
Warrior One Pose
The Warrior One pose takes Seated Mountain and adds arm movement. This time, as you inhale, brings the arms out to the side and straighten them up overhead. Hold for five deep breaths.