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Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

By (author) Edeltraud Rohnfeld
Translated by Anne Oppenheimer
Format: DVD video
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Singing Dragon
Published: 21st Oct 2013
Dimensions: w 121mm h 192mm d 18mm
Weight: 70g
ISBN-10: 1848191847
ISBN-13: 9781848191846
Barcode No: 9781848191846
Chair yoga is a revolutionary concept designed to make the numerous benefits of classical yoga available to a wider range of physical abilities. This step-by-step program can be practiced by virtually anyone, anywhere, in any chair, to stimulate physical and mental well-being. The DVD's two 40-minute sequences contain easy-to-master exercises that have been specially developed for people without the range of movement necessary for mat work. The exercises provide a gentle approach, whilst still retaining the numerous physical and mental benefits of classical yoga. The clear voiceover instructions and visual onscreen demonstrations guide the viewer through the routines, which can be carried out safely without any previous knowledge or yoga expertise. This DVD can be used alone or in groups and will be popular with anyone wanting to experience the health benefits of an easy, versatile form of yoga, particularly older people, people rehabilitating from illness or injury and those with physical disabilities, as well as the professionals who support them.

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Rohnfeld is an excellent teacher via the written word and via the demonstrations on her DVD [...] Used together, [the book and DVD] provide an ideal introduction to a very low-stress, low-intensity form of yoga. It truly is an excellent form of exercise for anyone who has limited opportunities to exercise, because of either health or mobility problems, or because of constraints of time or space. For sedentary people who feel unable to tackle vigorous exercise, Chair Yoga can provide an enjoyable, doable - and beneficial - entry into regular activity. -- The Human Ecologist, from a review of the DVD and book Chair Yoga [...] will be a boon to our aging population who are often worried about starting yoga in case they are too stiff to keep up with the rest of the class. [...] I am going to recommend it to all my pupils with mobility problems. -- Barbara Currie, yoga expert and creator of numerous yoga DVDs and books, from a review of the book The clearly explained, gentle chair exercises promote strength and flexibility, and open the benefits of yoga to all. Chair Yoga keeps muscles strong, joints flexible, minds alert, and improves balance. -- Annette Wellings, Pilates instructor and author of Curves, Twists and Bends: A Practical Guide to Pilates for Scoliosis, from a review of the book