Chair Yoga for the Lower Body

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (22 votes)
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This chair yoga class teaches you how to stretch your lower body while in a chair. Sitting in a chair is often the best way to stretch and strengthen body, particularly if you're a senior, you're tight or you have a disability that makes it difficult to stand or sit on the floor for long periods. You can find exercises for your upper body here.

Equipment: Strap, Chair, Blankets
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Seniors


amyelviskiehl 5 days ago

Hi there. I have been doing mostly advanced or intermediate 3 classes for almost 2 years, just love this site. About 6 weeks ago I broke my ankle, and just discovered this video. It's great, do you have any other videos you can recommend as I find my way back?

Fiji McAlpine 2 days ago

Hi Amy, Sorry to hear about your ankle, but happy you are on the mend and starting to incorperate yoga back in. We actually have a good handfull of Chair yoga classes, even one that incorperates modified sun salutations. If you use the search icon in the upper right corner of this screen you can type in chair yoga and will find 5 classes. I hope this helps. I have also had students start to work their lower body in the gym on machines when they had an ankle injury and found it a useful way to build strenght.

Happy healing

amyelviskiehl 1 day ago

Thank you, Fiji! Love your classes, and I can't wait to get back to it. Namaste!

mjscott88 2 years ago

Thank you, David, for making this video! I have been blessed with yet another soccer injury so I am unable to practice as I normally would right now. Thank you for taking on the feedback and making a video like this, guaranteed I will be returning to it lots in the next few weeks to assist recovery :)

TAP 2 years ago

I've been following, and am now a subscriber, to this website for a while now but never paid attention to the chair yoga sessions. Today is Thursday - broke my leg last Friday - and I've started doing the chair yoga to help my poor "confined to sitting" back. You are filling a very important niche, David - thank you!!

jjirikow 3 years ago

Just had a total hip replacement and this and the class for chair upper body have been a bit of a lifesaver. I'll look at the chair sun salutations tomorrow.


Nancy_ 5 years ago

Thank you very much! I am recovering from a surgery on the knee, and this class is very great to soften it to pursue my ergotherapy and physiotherapy exercices during the day. I do it with the chair yoga for the upper body, so I continue to work all my body even with my limitation.

Lisadace 6 years ago

Thank you for this class. I am recovering from a broken leg and this class helps me practice yoga even with my limitations. It's very encouraging to me.