For those who know anything about yoga, they understand that the crux of yoga is about breathing. Inhale through the nose and exhale out the mouth. Participants are either stretching their neck and solar plexus upward while simultaneously tightening the core, gluts, hips, thighs, knees, ankles, and pressing the feet into the floor. So one half of the body is stretching for the stars, and the other half is grounded. Those are my first impressions of chair yoga as I continue to delve more into an activity that is challenging both physically and emotionally.
Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. Sounds easy enough, until you have to concentrate elsewhere at the same time like lifting your hands in the air while hinging on your hips, tightening the quadriceps and hamstrings, while lifting the chest and the spine and keeping the gaze ahead. Fascinating stuff, and it all dovetails into my walking regimen. I believe I am onto something that will really improve my balance, flexibility, strength, and endurance. Chair yoga is the way to go!
Here are four poses for your viewing pleasure.