All the videos in this section have been hand picked for those who are looking for something really accessible. Whether your feel like your body is stiff, sore, old or tired, there is something for you here including seated yoga. We also recommend checking out our Yin and Restorative Section for more slower paced options.
Making yoga really accessible, this chair yoga class is a short and simple sequence to bring space around the neck and shoulders and at the same time opening up the ribcage to invite in more breath. It will leave you feeling more spacious from the waist up. Great for those with limited mobility as well for practicing in the office or at work.
A gentle sequence to calm and rebalance your emotions after a stressful time. There are times when we can be knocked off our centre, maybe something as simple as someone has said something that has shocked us, or we are needing to rebalance after grief. This mixture of calming yoga, qi-gong and breath-work practices will calms and quieten your jangled nerves after a shock or stressful moment. These rebalancing classes are gentle and many poses may be done in a chair.
More Gentle Bed Exercises
A class especially created for lying in bed. Perfect if you're not feeling well, or have long-term illness or fatigue. These gentle strengthening exercises, using Somatic techniques, are ideal for very gently strengthening the body, whilst not exerting much energy. You can do these exercises in bed - you will need a rolled up blanket.
A qi gong and yoga fusion sequence to release feelings of being stuck, feeling tense, or just when you’re not in your flow. With some chair variations to make all the practices more accessible, this sequence uses qi gong and yoga to clear out stagnation and shift your tension. A chair can be used in this practice to make the class accessible to all.
Stoking the Fire
Great for mornings, if you're lethargic or you have cold feet or hands. A gently awakening qi-gong and yoga fusion class designed to raise the body heat if you’re feeling cold or lethargic, perfect for getting moving on cold wintery mornings. Using a chair to increase accessibility. With fluid and heating qi gong poses to gently increase strength, stability and balance and yoga to increase flexibility. You will need a chair.
Gentle Bed Exercise
Chair Yoga - Full Practice
This sequence is ideal if you spend lots of time sitting, want a break during work or practising on the floor isn’t possible for your body. The first half of the sequence is the upper body. The second half of the sequence is the lower body. You could do the whole sequence or just focus on a particular part of the body, depending on your mobility.
Yoga Adapted for Chair
A chair-modified yoga class. Chair-based yoga is ideal if you're recovering from injury or illness, or you don't have the mobility for floor and standing poses. This yoga class gives you chair-based variations on the classic poses. Find your tadasana, do forward bends, do warrior pose and learn to twist all in a chair.
Chair-based Yoga for Lymphatic Flow
A chair-based class accessible to all, to stimulate lymphatic flow. This sequence is ideal for those recovering from a cold or flu or illness or injury, or if you have a sedentary life or those who are recovering from surgery (especially following breast cancer). Working with twists and mobilising the ankles, as lymphatic flow can be associated with stiff joints.
Chair and Wall Yoga for Limited Movement and Seniors
Some variations of classic yoga poses using the wall and a chair. Ideal for those with a limited range of movement or for seniors to enjoy yoga poses. An exploration of tadasana, forward bend, cobra, a twist and Warrior 1 modified and supported for those recovering from illness or injury, those with limited movement or for seniors.
Seated Yoga for the Office
Stretch out in your office without attracting too much attention from your co-workers, or for those who are chair-bound or recovering from injury. Variations of the sun salutations whilst seated followed by neck and shoulder releases. Release tension in the side body with these subtle movements, self massage, and twists for you to learn so you can practice some secret or sneaky stretches at work. Feel grounded and energised during your work place, even if you don't have space to roll out a mat or if coming to a yoga mat isn't available to you.
Yoga on the Move! Yoga for Planes/Trains/Travel
A yoga class to get your sneaky stretches whilst you're on the move. You can easily do these moves whilst on the move. These moves are so subtle your travel companions won't even know you're practicing. You'll keep your toes, feet, ankles, knees, hips and whole of the spine flexible and happy and healthy whilst on the move.
Chair-Modified Sun Salutations
A fantastic yoga sequence for the less mobile. Ideal for seniors, for those with leg or torso injuries, or those recovering from surgeries - or simply those of us who love to learn how to modify poses. This sun salutation sequence is practiced with a chair at the front of the mat to offer support.
Keep Your Feet Happy
Most of us don't pay attention to our feet, which can just turn into little walking hooves. But when we release, stretch, mobilise our feet, it will keep the rest of our bodies released, happy, strong and safe. This foot yoga class is great class for seniors and those who need to improve balance as well as those of us who use our feet every day!
Chair Yoga: Shoulders and Spine
Chair and Limited Mobility Yoga Sequence - Flexion & Extension
We all are in flexion or extension, just we don't know it! This sequence is great at getting you back to your centre, at helping with your balance. Great for when you're in a chair, or at work, also demonstrated standing, this sequence will be brilliant for those recovering from illness, surgery, seniors and if you just want to return to your centre gently.
Physical Aspects: Moving Mindfully To Explore Your Body
An exporation of your hands, wrists, shoulders, this flow is great for those of us who spend a lot of time at computers, have a strong asana practice or any other activity that builds repetitive strain. Working on all fours this flow moves on from the exploration of our bodies limits and begins to prepare the physical self for the demands of more challenging postures. Preparing the core and basic all round flexibility, this class works well as a stand alone sequence for the mornings or as a lovely warm up for stronger classes. Watch in combination with Dan's Discussion Of The Physical Aspects Of Yoga.