Free Chair Yoga For Seniors Lesson Plan
This Chair Yoga Lesson Plan was created using the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner. It’s FREE. Hope you like it. It’s a short plan with 10 poses, and will only take 5 minutes.
Chair yoga is beneficial for: anyone who sits on a chair for long periods of time, for people with mobility issues, for the the elderly, and for people with disabilities.
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Chair Yoga Lesson Plan Overview
All the chair yoga poses in this Chair Yoga Lesson Plan are gentle. They are ideal for anyone who sits on a chair for long periods of time, for people with mobility issues, for the the elderly, and for people with disabilities.
The poses in this Chair Yoga Lesson Plan include: Chair Ankle Curl Pose, Chair Arms Up Pose, Chair Arm Lift Pose, Chair Backbend Pose, Chair Forward Bend Pose, Chair Reverse Arm Pose, Chair Down Dog Pose, and Chair Grounding Pose.
Other chair poses you might like: Chair Heart Centre Pose, Chair Upward Facing Dog Pose, Chair Arms Out Pose, Chair Side Bend Pose, Chair Eagle Pose, Chair Twist And Fold Pose, Chair Blast Offs Pose, Chair Lunge Pose, and Chair Abdominal Breath Exercise.
Benefits Of Chair Yoga For Seniors, People With Mobility Issues, And For People With Disabilities
1. Improved Strength
You’ll be better able to continue with hobbies and daily activities independently for many more years to come. If they are unlucky enough to suffer a fall or injury, a strong body will be able to withstand this better and sustain fewer injuries.
2. Improved Flexibility
Chair yoga can help those with mobility issues to undertake activities that they have perhaps been unable to, such as reaching down to tie shoe laces or pick things up.
3. Improved proprioception
Proprioception is the skill of knowing where your body is in space, and coordinating your movements accurately. This is particularly important for elderly people and can prevent falls, and for people with disabilities or conditions such as MS.
4. Improved mental clarity
Chair yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illnesses and pain. For elderly people, it may also help them cope with feelings of isolation, if this is a problem. Being calmer and more relaxed inevitably leads to a greater feeling of happiness and well-being.
5. Opportunities to socialise
Joining chair yoga classes for those with mobility issues and the elderly will also give them a venue to socialise and make friends.
6. Improved pain management
Chair yoga includes breath work, which can help people not only with stress management but also for coping and managing pain. Through meditation and paying attention to your breath, you can help your body and mind to cope with the pain of an illness or condition.