Seated yoga is a type of physical exercise or practice that has been adapted from the more classical styles of hatha or vinyasa yoga to be gentler on the body and more accessible to a larger population of yogis. Most traditional yoga postures require a practitioner to stand, sit, get up and down from the floor, lie down, invert, or balance throughout the practice. In contrast, Seated yoga is just that – yoga in a chair from beginning to end! It adjusts and modifies these traditional yoga poses so they can be done safely, easily, and with confidence while sitting or standing. It is a great form of exercise for those who find it challenging to get up and down, have smaller ranges of motion, or simply enjoy a softer, more mindful yoga practice. Still incredibly effective, Seated yoga can help you build strength, flexibility, mobility, and sureness on your feet. On a more subtle level, it also encourages a sense of calm, connectedness, and internal peace.
This class is held in our Sanctuary for a sense of the holiness of caring for our bodies and minds.