Doing Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh with a chair
Yes, you can do Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh with a chair!
Are you in the office and want to do Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh? Are you at the airport? On your chairs, get set, go!
It’s relatively easy to have a chair at your disposal. If you’ve never tried it, you’ll be surprised at the amount of Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh poses you can do with a simple chair.
We can for example:
- twist and completely relax your back
- lean forward, buttocks well back, and relax your spine to relieve fatigue, head down. This is great when you don’t have the space or the circumstances to do Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh on the floor.
The use of the chair in Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh therapy
But another use of chair Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is in Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh therapy. It is extraordinary the mobility capacities that the chairs give back to everyone.
Some people cannot stand while doing Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. This is the case in some cases of
- multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson disease
- muscle degeneration
- balance problems.
Some people are so tired that they can’t do strenuous standing Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh poses.
“Pregnant women also gain a lot by doing standing postures with the chair: the perineum is spared.”
When we get older, there is sometimes loss of balance, and also less physical strength. And sometimes some people don’t have the use of their legs and are in wheelchairs.
All of these people will reap incredible benefits from practising Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh in a chair. Whether you call it Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh therapy or not, it doesn’t matter.
Whether you are suffering from a disease, pregnant, or simply elderly, it is essential to maintain joint mobility.
We must continue to move! Otherwise, very quickly, you will find yourself stiff, stiffer and stiffer, and you will lose part of your mobility.
The good news is that if you continue to practice Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, even with a chair, you can slow the progress of disease or age. Or even find more mobility!
I was fully aware of this when I took care of a student with multiple sclerosis.
She was fully convinced of the value of Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh as she practised before having her first seizures.
For her, doing therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh was a sine qua non-condition on which her well-being depended.
I saw that she could no longer practice the standing postures because she was losing her balance, and even against a wall, she did not have enough strength and coordination. So I started giving her “standing” Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh postures, but with the help of the chair, she was sitting on.
She was incredibly happy to be able to do her Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh poses without any problem and with a lot of benefits.
She realized that she could work on the flexibility of her hips, relearn how to straighten her back, regain control of her sacrum.
His breathing was much better. Of course, she opened up the diaphragm area when she sat up in her chair.
She could thus measure her efforts when she practised chair Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, but also challenge herself and rework her muscle tone. While without a chair, I would not have been able to make her redo standing postures, and therefore she would have missed the benefits of tonicity, anchoring and appeasement that go with it.
Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh with a chair is for everyone!
Even if you are not pregnant, sick or elderly, practising Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh with a chair is very, very good!
I invite you to do so. You will even be surprised to discover that we even work better in certain postures with a chair than without. Yes, we can already stay longer, and on the other hand, we can go and look for areas that it is difficult to reach without a chair.
Would you like some examples? Here are a few:
The half Uttanasana
- Stand up, support yourself on a chair on a wall and step back until your torso is parallel to the ground, your feet parallel to each other, and hip-width apart.
- Bring up the kneecaps, push the thighs back to stretch the whole spine more and more.
- Breathe deeply. your back is completely protected so this is a must in Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh therapy for back health.
And at the same time, you will feel that there are areas in your back that are going to stretch more and more. These areas that you usually cannot mobilize without the support of your hands.
Ardha Adho Mukha Svanasana, the half upside down dog
- sit on the edge of a chair, facing a wall. Feet parallel and apart to the width of the pelvis.
- Straighten up, then stretch forward, hollowing out the front groins the correct distance so that your fingers can touch the wall.
- Mount them along the wall, until your shoulders and ears are in the same line.
In terms of stretching the upper back and increasing the flexibility of the shoulders, tell me about it! Anyone can do this, and everyone can benefit greatly from this Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh posture with the chair.
Virabhadrasana 2, the warrior n ° 2
- Martial posture if there is one, requires commitment and strength. With the chair, we will modulate.
- Sit in your chair, the full length of the front thigh on the chair.
- Straighten the back leg well.
- If you are tall and/or not very flexible, put 2 blankets on the chair, or cushions, so that the back leg is stretched out and the knee of the front leg is above the ankle.
- Straighten your back, and grab the back of the chair with both hands while opening the chest.
If you have the strength, stretch the arms out from Anahata chakra, the centre of the chest. And Breathe!
So yes, of course, it is less intense than Virabhadrasana 2 in space, without a chair. But even with a chair, this posture works very well on the tone of the legs, the anchoring, the flexibility of the hips and the health of the back.
Especially since it also helps a lot to find ample breathing. All the beauty of this Yoga Teacher Training in the Rishikesh pose becomes possible for people who could not do it without a chair. As you can stay for a long time, it also works your endurance.
Uttara Parvakonasana, the stretched angle pose
- The same posture as warrior # 2, then stretch the whole side from the front groin and put your hand on a brick, or the elbow on the thigh.
- It depends on your flexibility, and whether or not you have a Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh brick!
You can also take a large book, for example, to replace the brick.
I can’t resist the pleasure of letting you watch the video clip of the stretched angle posture with the chair. It’s taken from the sequence I did with Julie on pregnant women, the principle is the same for everyone, pregnant or not!
Yes, when you have health concerns, or when you are not very young, or when you are stiff, this can be a problem! So chair too:
- Place your hands on the seat of a chair instead of putting them on the floor.
- It’s very simple, and it gives almost everyone accesses to sun salutations.