Chair yoga at Greystones’ Shoreline Centre from 19 September

Suitable for those with mobility difficulties, joint problems or who have found regular yoga classes too challenging
By: Yoga for Balance
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GREYSTONES, Ireland - Sept. 11, 2013 - PRLog -- “I am very pleased to be able to offer a series of six chair yoga classes at the Shoreline Community Centre in Greystones, starting on Thursday 19 September at 11.00am,” says Ann-Marie Larkin of Yoga for Balance. “These classes will be as gentle as my regular viniyoga classes, but are most suitable for those with mobility difficulties, joint problems or who have found regular yoga classes too challenging,” she added.

People who will benefit include seniors, those with back or leg problems, even wheelchair users.

Chair yoga takes a holistic approach, whereby the joints in the body are taken through their range of movements through simple seated yoga postures in a chair. In addition to the posture work, the class also includes a short, centering breath-work and relaxation.

“My chair yoga class aims to give those with lesser mobility an experience of classical yoga,” says Ann-Marie. “Starting from a place of respect for each student’s limitations, each class will take the student through a range of poses while respecting the need for comfort in each. Week by week, participants will gradually gain greater confidence in their body and breath.”

‘To attain what was previously unattainable’ — TKV Desikachar

Suitable for:
Seniors and over-55s
People with limited mobility, joint or limb problems, or who use a wheelchair
Active retirement groups
Active 55+ groups

Chair yoga from Yoga for Balance aims to give those with various health problems or limited mobility the beneficial experience of classical Indian yoga. Starting from a place of respect both for the student’s limitations and their comfort, the classes will, week by week, gradually improve mobility and rebuild confidence in the body and the breath.

Chair yoga, which allows for seated and other postures, is suitable for those who have found regular yoga classes too challenging. Those who will benefit include seniors, those with back or leg problems or other mobility issues, or who have a wide range of health problems.

The physical poses used in chair yoga are an excellent form of exercise and benefit physical movement. Chair yoga is great for those affected by decreased mobility. Weakened muscles become even weaker if they are not used for hours on end. The negative effects include back pain, muscle cramps, weak bones, and joint pain.

VENUE: Shoreline Community Centre | Mill Road | Greystones
TIME: 11.00am to 12.00pm
COST: Six classes €50 payable in advance
Pay as you go: €10 per class, available only if free places are left, so please phone in advance to avoid disappointment)
CONTACT: E-mail | mobile 086 3076772 | tel 01 2877782

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