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Chair Yoga for the Upper Body

Beginner I

If you thought you couldn't do yoga in a chair, think again! Chair yoga is perfect for seniors, office workers and anyone who finds it difficult to sit on the floor or stand. In this 30-minute class, David shows you how you can stretch the upper body in a thorough, effective way. This class focuses on the upper body. You can find exercises for your lower body here.

Equipment:
  • Strap
  • Chair
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JonnieM
JonnieM
June 7, 2022
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Very stress relieving and gives me the initiative to strive for more challenging classes. David is very helpful and intuitive to senior's needs and drawbacks! Enjoyed this very much!

BonnieR1965
BonnieR1965
April 21, 2020
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What a lovely class. I did this before meditation and bedtime; it was perfect.

tworocks
tworocks
November 5, 2018
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This class is very relaxing and also helpful for the tightness I have from whiplash. I had an emotionally draining day today, and I feel such a sense of relief after this class. Thank you David.

Spudsila
Spudsila
September 29, 2018
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Perfect class for my mobility issues! Thank you so much for your gentleness and modifications where necessary!

JHNabors
JHNabors
June 28, 2018
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I’m recovering from a lower body medical issue and was upset about missing yoga but found this class. Really great if you have mobility issues. Thank you David!

Thisni Caza
Thisni Caza
January 5, 2017
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Really enjoyed this class. I need to strengthen my back and I can't lay down on the floor, so this was perfect for me. Excellent instructions. I will repeat this class on a regular basis.

Helen P
Helen P
July 19, 2016
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David, this class was perfect as I am recovering from a fractured and sprained ankle. My upper body feels quite tense as I am on crutches and this class has really helped me to relax and release around my neck, arms and shoulders. I'll be doing it every day for the next few weeks!

Tfillinger
Tfillinger
February 15, 2016
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These are amazing stretches for the upper body. It is cool to be able to stretch so many little areas of the shoulders, upper back, and neck. This practice covers all of the intricate areas that definitely make a difference in how one feels. So many places where stress can be stored. Great video!! Thank you David

ThrivingAngel1
ThrivingAngel1
February 13, 2016
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Thank you so much for doing a video for those of us with mobility issues! For the first time, I have hope that I will become flexible again and be able to do more and more as I utilize your instruction.

kldimmick
kldimmick
January 15, 2016
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Wonderful class, thank you David. My first attempt at Yoga post ankle fusion surgery 4 days ago. The stretch and opening was much needed.

DeWaat
DeWaat
July 27, 2015
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Beautiful practice. I love the concept of the edge...

Emma Hair
Emma Hair
June 22, 2015
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Hi I have just completed my first tough mudder and as you can imagine can hardly move your chair yoga classes are going along way to my recovery so thankyou so very much

frequency 723
frequency 723
January 9, 2015
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Hi David, firstly thank you for making yoga so accessable to so many! I've been using your site for a good couple of years. I'm currently in my third trimester of pregnancy and feel rather heavy, while not labelled at 'prenatel yoga' this gentle chair yoga is perfect for bringing space into my chest & shoulders, allowing for me to breath easier and is also releasing tension and fluid in my hands as I'm suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome due to fluid retention that pregnancy sometimes brings. I've needed to make no modifications, it's simply perfect and bringing me great releif at this late stage of pregnancy (along with many of the specific 'prenatal yoga' classes available here).
Universal amounts of gratitude for your work.
Namaste

Literateparakeet
Literateparakeet
September 1, 2014
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I really enjoyed doing this, and with my crazy schedule, I love that I can do yoga at work. :)

stefifi
stefifi
May 8, 2014
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David, thanks ones more. Ive been using your site for a while now and find great ispiration for myself and for my students.

I'm about to teach to a 88 years old with Parkinson desease and went through this session thinking of him, but hey ho, was so good for me too!

The beauty of small movements.

Thank you