Chair yoga is for anyone who wants to experience the benefits of yoga but who may have limited mobility or health problems.
It doesn’t matter how old you are (we all know it’s how old you feel anyway!) or whether or not you consider yourself fit, everyone can benefit from yoga.
Tuning into the body and working with gentle movements helps boost circulation and prevent joint stiffness and therefore increase mobility.
Practising good posture helps balance and lighten the stress on muscles which hold us upright.
Moving in a mindful way makes us more body conscious and thus able to recognise and release tension when it occurs.
The focus on breathing helps give our breathing muscles a work-out and can be used to calm the mind and nervous system.
The gentle, non-striving quality of yoga can induce deep relaxation and the group experience can increase a sense of wellbeing and connection.
Yoga is not a quick fix but by proceeding with patience there are many benefits to reap along the way.
We work slowly, mindfully – and hopefully enjoy ourselves too! You are urged to work within your comfortable capacity. You may be surprised to find that this changes over time.
If you have any health concerns please consult a doctor first.
Philippa Bellis runs weekly sessions at a number of venues:
Penny Lane Development Trust – Mondays – 11.30am – 12.20pm
Sara Hall, Rundle Road, Aigburth – Wednesdays – 11.15am – 2.15pm
NEW sessions starting Monday October 28 at the newly refurbished Mansion House, Calderstones Park, – 10 – 11am
For more information please contact Pip Bellis on 07813 359622 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org