Yoga for Seniors: The Whole Body

Michelle Rubin
Instructor Michelle Rubin
Average: 4.4 (30 votes)
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If you are looking for a full-length class of chair yoga, this is absolutely perfect. Michelle gently strengthens and stretches the whole body, all while seated in a chair. It's perfect for seniors or people with a disability.

Equipment: None
Style: Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Seniors


zoebb 8 months ago

This is a fantastic class for those of us who sit in a chair all day. I am able to sneak it in during my lunch hour and feel refreshed and less stressed afterward. It really helps workout those muscles that get tight from sitting at a computer all day - shoulders and neck, especially. The only thing I didn't care for was the cue for keeping the belly tucked in (like when you don't want your belly to show for a picture - I feel there's enough negative reinforcement of body image out there already; I don't need it in my yoga class, too. Otherwise, though, I really like both the class sequences and Michelle as an instructor. :)

boyle014 1 year ago

I was organizing yoga for my office, and chose this video for an easy, all-level class. Now I come back to it frequently. Although I'm capable of doing more advanced yoga, I think this class is a great workout. It reaches areas (e.g. the shoulders and upper arms) that classes often miss. As others have said, Michelle goes pretty fast, but you can take it at whatever pace you want. It's also easy to make it more challenging if you like..

Dink 1 year ago

Have done this class 7 times. It’s easy, but I feel a benefit every time. Would like to see more classes from Michelle!

Greengardengal53 1 year ago

This helps my body feel so much better. Unable to yoga on ground. Good instructor. Do several times a week between exercising. My favorite yoga class!!

crm2305953 2 years ago

Thank you Michelle Rubin, this class is a grace for my self care and healing! It appears to be a little long for me and my schedule, therefore, I do the top one day and the lower areas on the next day. Have you considered a 20 minute whole body yoga workout? Again, thank you so much for a beautiful job surrounded by so much beauty.

Constance Mason

beachydreamn 2 years ago

Thank you for this. An injury to my heal kept me from being able to stand w/o crutches and this video was perfect for me. It even caused a minor sweat for me. One thing in particular I loved with this video, and many others on this site, is the consistent reminder to keep breathing, breathing properly and relaxing the shoulder, jaw etc. I always forget to breath and I always tense my shoulders up and my jaw. I'm getting better at remembering on my own and the persistent kind reminders help tremendously. I made some of the suggested modifications when it was necessary, which I also appreciate so much being a beginner. After this practice, I really felt absolutely wonderful. Thank you, again.

Lauriewoz 3 years ago

I found Michelle's video first on YouTube, which then led me to this site. I started yesterday. After just two days practice, I already feel better than I have in years, especially in my shoulders and wrists. I injured my right shoulder 8 years ago and of all the exercises I've been given in PT and continued at home, Michelle's routine has my shoulders looser than they've been since my injury. I also have carpal tunnel and had reached the point of needing yet another set of shots in my wrists, but last night I was not awoken by the pain in my wrists that has awoken me each night for about 10 days now. I'm hopeful this routine was the reason - no more shots would be such a gift! I like the pace of the video and Michelle's way of giving both instructions and reminders. Kudos!