Chair Yoga Sequence Sun Salutation
Sun salutation is by defini tion a series of flowing movements coordinated with the breath. This chair yoga sequence is a perfect class for seniors or those with mobility issues and a very gentle introduction to yoga.
One is seated the other uses the chair as a prop.
Chair yoga sequence sun salutation. It s a great routine for freeing up the shoulders back and hamstrings. You can still receive the physical and mental benefits of beloved sun salutation from a chair. Enjoy these two accessible chair yoga variations of sun salutations.
Sun salutation variation sitting on chair helps boost energy in the body and hence can be included in flow yoga sequences sun salutation variation sitting on chair is considered a warm up yoga pose to prepare the body for more intense yoga poses yoga flows. These are ideal for space restraints. Michelle adapts the ever popular sun salutation for the chair.
This sun salutations chair yoga lesson plan created using the yoga genie lesson planner is suitable for office workers seniors coach potatoes and any one who loves yoga. Sun salutation variation sitting on chair b helps boost energy in the body and hence can be included in flow yoga sequences sun salutation variation sitting on chair b is considered a warm up yoga pose to prepare the body for more intense yoga poses yoga flows. Best to avoid plastic chairs.
Generally try to inhale when you bend back spinal extension and exhale when you bend forward spinal or hip flexion. Provide a chair yoga practice based on the traditional classical sun salutation a practice designed to honor the sun and to create heat flexibility and overall wellness. Start to sit on the chair with feet close to each other while the hands join in namaste in front of your chest.
If standing is painful difficult or impossible try this variation of sun salutation to feel at home in your body. Increase mobility energy flexibility circulation and endurance. There are 15 chair poses in the lesson plan following as closely as possible the traditional sun salutations sequence.
The classical surya namaskar or the sun salutation is modified here making it easier and less challenging for the practitioner using a strong sturdy wooden or iron chair. Use your imagination and see what type of chair sun salutation you can create. Practice a sequence of postures that flow together moving with the rhythm of the breath.