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Stretching and strengthening exercises, breathing techniques, relaxation and self-massage will keep you youthful in every stage of life. Chair Yoga: (1) Promotes relaxation and alleviates stress. (2) Increases mobility. (3) Improves posture. (4) Strengthens muscles. (5) Stimulates circulation. (6) Improves balance and coordination. (7) Loosens and limbers stiff joints.
Like with Chair Dancing’s other acclaimed videos, you will enjoy doing Chair Yoga while comfortably seated. All fitness levels can benefit from our adaptation of this wonderful ancient practice. Yoga promotes radiant health as it stretches and tones your muscles, spine and skeletal system. The exercises will leave you feeling calm and refreshed with increased clarity, focus and concentration.
Chair Dancing: Chair Yoga
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Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Choreography: Moderate
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Instructor: Jodi Stolove (Instructor Profile)
Blends yoga-inspired movements into an all-seated exercise program. Like classic yoga, it's designed to increase flexibility, reduce stress and improve balance. You'll certainly recognize traditional yoga poses like sun salutations, downward dog and warrior. However, they've all been carefully modified to be done while sitting down (e.g. maintaining a "warrior pose" hand and arm position while your buttocks remain in the chair). Besides the yoga, Jodi Stolove includes lots of innovative, non-yoga stretch movements like “snow angels” and “spinal twists.” The program ends with short self-massage and guided relaxation segments. Calm, gentle cuing by a experienced seniors' workout instructor. ©2002.