Chair Yoga offers a practice that includes seated poses on the chair and standing poses using the chair for balance and support. It is one of the gentlest forms of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. It is an adapted form of yoga that makes yoga accessible to everyone. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body allowing the client to take full advantage of the benefits of yoga. It allows the student to modify their practice based on mobility, health, and current ability level, and for those looking for extra support in a yoga class. Students can experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up or down from the floor. Benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stress reduction.
Asha Ramesh is a certified Hatha yoga teacher from The Yoga Studio in Boston. She is a registered 200 hour yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-200). She has chair yoga certification with Stacey Lubets. She has been practicing yoga for over thirty years and teaching for the past sixteen years. She applies various styles to her Hatha yoga teaching keeping it relevant to the needs of her students.