Seated Yoga Positions

You don’t have to be ultra-flexible to reap the benefits of yoga and these poses are designed to help anyone who would prefer to exercise from a seated position i.e. sitting in a chair rather than on a yoga mat. Breathing, meditation and gentle movements are all valuable additions to help us enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Chair Seated Side Stretch

Chair seated side stretch helps you to open the side of the body and to relax any tension in the back, arms and shoulders. Sit comfortably in a chair with feet planted on to the floor. Engage the core muscles and roll the shoulder blades down the back opening the chest. Hold the side of…

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Chair Eagle Arms

This pose strengthens the arms, releases any tension in the shoulders and stretches the muscles in the back. Sit tall in your chair, keeping the spine straight, feet pressing into the floor and knees and feet hip distance apart. On an inhalation take both arms out to the side at shoulder height. Bend the elbows…

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Forward Fold From A Chair

Doing a forward fold can be done at any time from the ease of your chair while watching the TV or working at your desk. It is safe and accessible, particularly if there are mobility issues. Sit up tall in a chair, keeping the back straight and pressing the feet firmly into the ground for…

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Cat/Cow Pose

Cat/Cow pose is a great exercise to bring movement to the spine. It strengthens and stretches the spine and can help alleviate lower back pain. Pregnant women or people suffering with back injuries should only do Cow Pose, making sure that the spine is kept in a neutral position as dropping the belly can bring…

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