Yoga can literally be done anywhere. Variations can be done at your desk, in a chair. Chair yoga is a more gentle form of yoga that is practiced either sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support.
Chair yoga is a common form of yoga for those that are unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disabilities, and often recommended by a health care professional. You can find chair yoga classes at senior fitness centers, retirement facilities and adult day care centers. Not only is it fun and low-impact, but it provides a number of other health benefits as well. Chair yoga can alleviate symptoms associated with many health issues including: hypertension (high blood pressure), anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, vertigo (medical), multiple sclerosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, clinical depression, and chronic pain.
At Renaissance Adult Day Services in the Bronx, chair yoga is a popular activity as it provides the attendees with the physical benefit of chair yoga in a warm and caring environment. For more information about our adult day services or adult day care eligibility, contact us at 718-690-7435.