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Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions.

Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends.

In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, reduction of stress, better sleep, and a sense of well-being.

Join us today on the MCV Campus (Larrick Center, Room: Jackson Ward A) at 12 noon today for this great way to relax from head to toe without the stress of getting out of your chair. Then you can do these chair flows from your desk! Check out the RamStrong website here for chair yoga videos that you can do from your desk!

More information for today’s chair yoga and sign up here!

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