Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga workout is for everyone, bringing low-impact exercises into your daily routine can provide many benefits.

Chair Yoga: A Gentle Practice for All Ages

Chair yoga is a versatile and accessible form of yoga that can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages and fitness levels. This practice offers a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits, making it an ideal choice for those looking to improve their overall well-being. Here’s a description of chair yoga and its advantages:

Chair yoga is a modified form of yoga that incorporates a chair as a supportive prop. Participants perform a series of gentle yoga poses and stretches while seated or using the chair for support.

Many traditional yoga postures are adapted to accommodate individuals who may have mobility issues, balance challenges, or difficulty with floor-based yoga.

Chair yoga with poppy

Chair Yoga: A Gentle Practice for All Ages

Enjoy the many health benefits to adding chair yoga to your weekly yoga practice


  • Improved Flexibility: Chair yoga promotes flexibility by gently stretching and mobilizing joints and muscles. Regular practice can enhance range of motion, making everyday movements easier.

  • Enhanced Strength: It helps build and maintain muscle strength, especially in the core, legs, and upper body, which contributes to better posture and balance.

  • Better Posture: Chair yoga emphasizes proper alignment, helping participants develop better posture and spinal health. This can reduce the risk of back and neck pain.

  • Stress Reduction: Chair yoga incorporates mindfulness and relaxation techniques, which reduce stress, anxiety, and promote mental clarity.

  • Increased Circulation: Gentle movements in chair yoga can stimulate blood circulation, aiding in cardiovascular health.

  • Pain Management: Chair yoga is often used as a therapeutic tool for managing chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain.
  • Improved Breathing: Breath awareness is a key component of chair yoga. Learning to breathe deeply and consciously can enhance lung capacity and overall respiratory health.
  • Emotional Well-being: Chair yoga encourages self-care and self-awareness, fostering emotional well-being and a positive outlook on life.
  • Accessible to All: Its adaptability makes chair yoga suitable for people of all ages, including seniors, office workers, individuals with limited mobility, and those recovering from injuries.
  • Community and Social Connection: Participating in chair yoga classes provides an opportunity for social interaction, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Chair Yoga Feedback

I met Poppy when I was looking for private chair yoga classes via Zoom. I found Poppy to be a very capable teacher of chair yoga, who gives clear easy to follow instruction and use some of the class time for more detailed explanation of the yoga being taught, as well as its purpose is for me as an individual.

I started chair yoga due to an injury caused by a car accident some years ago, and that gave me pain and movement problems in my hip and back. I have seen improvement in flexibilty and mobility with the chair yoga classes with Poppy. I have continued to book classes with her for Soma Yoga, she explains the breathing exercises very clearly and my breathing is improving.

Judith S.

Chair Yoga & Breath Work

A versatile and accessible form of yoga

Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages particularly if you find ups and downs are challenging or you’d feel more supported and comfortable seated Yoga The practice is gentle and relaxing. it’s quite a popular class many of my clients find the sessions are enjoyable and beneficial.

Sessions include hips and spinal mobility, arms and shoulders movements, balance and focus and engaging with the breath, as well as breathing session. Hatha based style that enables you to find that inner-strength, align, adjust and breathe.

Standing poses are usually included in the sessions but could easily be done on chair if preferred. Aim of sessions such as increase mobility and better posture which helps with respiratory and stability of the spine.

The benefit of chair yoga over other chair based exercise is that yoga is holistic and works both the mind as well as the body.

You can practice chair yoga with Poppy’s Live Stream Classes monthly subscription or Book your own Private Class or subscribe for Chair Yoga Videos on Demand for access to the full video collection.

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