My Secret Love Affair with Chair Yoga
Okay, if I’m being PERFECTLY HONEST here chair yoga was never on my radar when I began teaching yoga. And when I say it wasn’t on my radar let me be ABSOLUTELY CLEAR; I had no first, second, or even an inkling of thought about it. My mind was more on teaching a gentle style of hatha yoga to the people and totally going into the “Zen Zone” on my sticky mat. Now indulge me while I paint you a Mind Picture of what I envisioned my mat yoga class would consist of.
Smooth Jazz or Reggae music
Aromatherapy: The sweet smells of scented Lavender, Sandalwood and Orange wafting throughout the room
A total Chill Mood followed by an Unhurried, Decelerated, Yoga Session. Ahh, so sweet!
THIS BOOK “DEBUNKS” ALL THE CHAIR YOGA
Chair yoga is only for “old folks”= Wrong!
Chair yoga is too easy= Wrong!
It’s not really defined as exercise= Wrong Again!
Chair Yoga is for every age; young, old, and any stage in between. School kids are doing it, office workers are doing it, and people who have mobility issues are doing it as well. Really, anyone “CAN DO IT” and it’s totally user-friendly to all. The best part is that you can work out anywhere, anytime, and not a lot of space is needed!
But don’t let the stereotype of chair yoga fool you, if you’re looking for a workout this book will provide that and more. It’s as easy or hard as you want it to be, showing you that if you want to work up a sweat-YOU CAN! The “chair” and “chair as prop” sequences featured in “Chair Yoga” are both comprehensive and challenging. This book also provides the reader with an overview of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, health conditions that can benefit from a regular yoga practice, and an easy writing style that makes you really want to open and use this book (not just check out the helpful pictures).
And finally, I like that the author conveys the message of yoga in a way that everyone can relate to. This book is a solid addition to my growing yoga library, so check out Chair Yoga, Lifespan Yoga for Health and Wellness by Beth Daugherty, you’ll be glad you did. Available in the book section at amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=chair+yoga+beth+daugherty
YOGA FROM A NATURAL-Jeanie