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Chair Yoga for Elderly People with Limited Mobility: Advice and Adjustments to Enhance Mobility, Health, and Posture

Emily K. Pitts

The invaluable book Chair Yoga for Older People with Limited Mobility: Tips and Modifications to Improve Mobility, Health, and Posture was created to empower seniors who experience mobility issues. This book, written by a geriatric fitness and yoga specialist, offers a thorough, approachable method for incorporating yoga's health advantages into the lives of senior citizens, especially those who have severe physical restrictions.Overview of Chair Yoga
The book starts off with a thoughtful introduction to chair yoga, highlighting how beneficial the practice is for senior citizens. It describes how conventional yoga postures are modified to be done while seated, ensuring that the practice is safe and inclusive for anyone who would find standard yoga to be too physically demanding. This introduction lays the groundwork for understanding how chair yoga can be a game-changer for seniors' posture, mobility, and overall health.
Chair yoga's advantages
Enhanced Mobility: The book emphasizes this as one of the main advantages. The author explores the benefits of chair yoga movements, including how they can improve range of motion and strengthen and gently stretch muscles. These advancements can ease daily tasks and lower the chance of falls, which is a common worry for senior citizens.
Better Health: Another important area of focus is the beneficial effects of chair yoga on general health. The benefits of these workouts for improved digestion, respiratory function, circulation, and cardiovascular health are covered in the book. Seniors' general physical health can be significantly improved by practicing chair yoga on a regular basis.
Improved Posture: As we age, our posture frequently deteriorates, resulting in back discomfort and other problems. The specific exercises in this book are designed to strengthen the back and core muscles, which are essential for maintaining appropriate spinal alignment. Not only does better posture lessen discomfort, but it also helps with stability and balance.
Detailed workout plans
The book's main feature is its vast array of chair yoga poses, each one especially created for senior citizens with restricted mobility. Readers can easily follow along with each posture thanks to the accompanying visuals and clear, step-by-step directions.
Tadasana, or the seated mountain stance, is a basic yoga pose that enhances balance and posture. The book offers thorough instructions on how to sit properly, contract the abdominal muscles, and straighten the spine to support a stable, upright posture.
The seated forward bend, also known as paschimottanasana, gently stretches the hamstrings and back. Modifications for different degrees of flexibility are included in the instructions to ensure that no reader is uncomfortable participating.
The dynamic practice known as the "Satified Cat-Cow Stretch" (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana) improves spine flexibility and encourages calm. The book simplifies the movements so that elders can easily follow along and benefit from them.
Twisting positions are great for increasing digestion and spinal mobility. One such pose is the seated spinal twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana). The author offers precise directions along with adjustments to suit varying skill levels.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: May 23rd, 2024
  • Pages: 142
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.30in - 0.44lb
  • EAN: 9798326497420
  • Categories: Yoga