Yoga for Seniors: The Whole Body

Yoga for Seniors
Gentle Yoga
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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.


Thank you Michelle Rubin,
crm2305953 1 month 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

Thank you for this. An injury
beachydreamn 3 months 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.

I found Michelle's video
Lauriewoz 7 months 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!

Love this video
Barbi520 1 year ago

I do this practice at least twice a week. Love it.

great video
joeblaine 1 year ago

I have arthritis in most my joints and find myself become more and more stiff and immobile. I felt this video gave me a full body workout that I could do. I saw a few comments about the speed of Michelle's movements. She does go pretty rapidly -- much faster than I was capable. I watched her for a repetition or two to see what I should be doing and then I just went at my own pace. It's yoga - not a competition Do what you can and you will find this an excellent workout.

I am recovering from an
emiona 2 years ago

I am recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture and can't practice my usual yoga routine. I was excited to find this video, but I felt that the breathing was far too quick. It looks like it could be a terrific practice if the instructor were to slow down and move with a natural breath.

Sloooooow dooooooown!
TracieJ 2 years ago

As an instructor of chair-based yoga classes for seniors, I was startled by the speed of this instructor's breath and movements. When she began with the shoulder exercises and said "slow, controlled circles" her actions did NOT match up to that description! (I actually laughed out loud!) A young, conditioned person would likely hyperventilate breathing at that rate, let alone someone who is older, perhaps with physical injuries and/or limitations.

Please consider removing or reshooting this video. Although some of the exercises were good, there was little to no mindfulness or intention of breath. Also, although perhaps this is a personal preference, the instructor might benefit from some basic vocal coaching to bring the intensity and pitch of her voice down to mirror a more relaxed yoga environment.

loved the pace of the video
Barbi520 1 year ago

I am 68 and I love the pace of this video -not boring like some. She is also careful about telling one the safe way to do things. All yoga is not meant to be relaxing. This is a good well rounded invigorating video. I feel great afterwards and have never been injured doing this.

Very thankful.
jeffgil13 2 years ago

I was looking for just the right chair/recovery yoga for someone that suffers from lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. I am thankful for Micelle helping me to get my joints moving in a gentle easy to learn manner.

Wonderful Class
Literateparakeet 3 years ago

This class is perfect for me. I'm just beginning to exercise after being too sedentary for too long. My life is very busy, and I had always said if there were something I could do at work, I could exercise. Now I have no more excuses! I just did this at work.
A great work-out, kind and gentle instructions, many suggestions for adaptations make this my favorite class so far (I've tried out some others that I also liked but this is my favorite.)
I also felt the breathing suggested at the beginning would make me hyperventilate, so I just breathed in a way that was comfortable for me (much as we sometimes need to adapt poses).
Thanks again for a wonderful class!