#Chair #Yoga or “Yoga for Everyone”

Chair yoga poses, which include stretching, bending and twisting, offer all the benefits of a regular yoga practice: teaching good alignment, increasing circulation, eliminating toxins, improving digestion, enhancing breathing, aiding sleep, easing depression, calming the mind and relieving stress.  Chair yoga can be done anywhere, in your office, at home on vacation etc.

Chair yoga poses adapt to all levels of strength and flexibility. Some poses include forward bends, where you hang over your legs; spinal twist, turning to each side; and side stretch, raising one arm overhead and bending to the opposite side. These poses all ease tension and improve flexibility.  There are also compression exercises, which compress areas such as the ascending and descending colon and thyroid.  Compressing the blood furin.

I have even included eye exercises designed to be done at your desk to relieve eyestrain as a result of staring at a computer all day.

#Sun #Salutation

Surya Namaskar, the Sun Salutation, is a series of 12 postures performed in a single, graceful flow. Each movement is coordinated with the breath. Inhale as you extend or stretch, and exhale as you fold or contract. The Sun Salutation builds strength and increases flexibility. Different styles of yoga perform the Sun Salutation with their own variations. However, the flow covers core steps used in most styles.

For the series, a single round consists of two complete sequences: one for the right side of the body and the other for the left.

On days when you think you have no time for yoga, try and do at least one or two rounds of the Sun Salutation. You’ll feel the difference.

Yoga #Flow

#Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next to inhale or exhale. Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit as meaning “connection,” according to Ellen Stansell, PhD, RYT, a scholar of yogic literature and Sanskrit. In terms of yoga asana, we can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath

Yoga #Back #Exercises

These are yoga poses (#asanas), on the floor designed to strengthen your back and your core area.  It is most vital to keep the back and core strong and aligned.  

KATE CURRAN

KATE CURRAN

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