Chair Yoga for Seniors: Stretches and Poses that You Can Do Sitting Down at Home

Chair Yoga for Seniors: Stretches and Poses that You Can Do Sitting Down at Home

by Lynn Lehmkuhl
Chair Yoga for Seniors: Stretches and Poses that You Can Do Sitting Down at Home

Chair Yoga for Seniors: Stretches and Poses that You Can Do Sitting Down at Home

by Lynn Lehmkuhl

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Overview

One of the biggest concerns among aging men and women is the fear of falling. Chair yoga, or “yoga while seated,” allows anyone to experience all of the benefits of an exercise program without being afraid. In Chair Yoga for Seniors, registered yoga practitioner and instructor Lynn Lehmkuhl offers readers easy-to-follow yoga positions and stretches that can be done at home, while sitting down.

Chair Yoga for Seniors outlines the physical and mental benefits that come with practicing yoga daily, and provides instructions for numerous different exercises, including:
 
  • Full body warm ups
  • Joint rolls
  • Beginner routines
  • Intermediate routines
  • Expert routines
  • Full body cool downs


The routines found in Chair Yoga for Seniors can help readers make daily exercise a reality and provide invaluable benefits such as increased energy and a boost in confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510750630
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/07/2020
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 28,884
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lynn Lehmkuhl is a registered yoga teacher with additional specialized training in chair yoga and therapeutic yoga. In 2015, she trained with the preeminent chair yoga teacher, Lakshmi Voelker, in order to bring yoga to those who suffer from physical or cognitive impairments. In 2016, Lynn completed Adaptive Teacher Training which is the therapeutic application of yoga. In addition to working with her clients Lynn volunteers weekly at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Alzheimer program. She lives and works in New York City.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Why Should I Exercise? 1

Chapter 2 Why Chair Yoga? 5

Chapter 3 Easy to Do at Home 13

Chapter 4 Warming Up 19

Chapter 5 Beginner Twenty-Minute Full Body Program 25

Chapter 6 Beginner Thirty-Minute Full Body Program 39

Chapter 7 Intermediate Twenty-Minute Full Body Program 55

Chapter 8 Intermediate Thirty-Minute Full Body Program 73

Chapter 9 You Can Do This Anywhere! 91

Chapter 10 Invite Friends to Join You 95

Chapter 11 I Feel So Much Better. I Want More! 97

Chapter 12 Advanced Thirty-Minute Full Body Program 105

Chapter 13 Beginner Program for Osteoarthritis of the Hands, Knees, and Hips 123

Chapter 14 Intermediate Program for Osteoarthritis of the Hands, Knees, and Hips 135

Acknowledgments 151

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