Benefits of Chair Yoga Part 1 (PDF) by leighs31

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Benefits of Chair Yoga – Part 1


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Summary:
In comparison to many forms of exercise, the benefits of Chair Yoga far outweigh the risks. The therapeutic
exercises work the body, from head to toes, to the best of any client’s ability.



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Article Body:
In comparison to many forms of exercise, the benefits of Chair Yoga far outweigh the risks. The therapeutic
exercises work the body, from head to toes, to the best of any client’s ability.


Therefore, the method used, addresses the whole body in a single routine.
This is an amazing feat, for a low-impact exercise program, where the average session lasts 45 to 60
minutes. The following information will highlight some of the many benefits of regular participation in a
Chair Yoga
class.


Increased circulation is a result of movement and every body part that can move is used in a typical Chair
Yoga class. For many of us, we think of cardiovascular heath first, and this is right fully so, but Chair Yoga
helps many other forms of circulation, within the body, as well.


To sit still for days on end, we invite diseases of many kinds. Diabetics need movement to keep sugar levels
in “tolerance zones.” Chair Yoga also has routines for the feet, toes, hands, and fingers, so there is no part of
the body left out. Due to this whole body approach, the immune system is also stimulated by regularly
attending Chair Yoga classes.


The many movements, bending, and twisting, in a regular Chair Yoga session, stimulate the elimination of
toxins, within the body. Every time you bend the waist in one direction or another, the stomach aids in
digestion and the lower back is gently stimulated.


Now, back to cardiovascular benefits - There seems to be a lot of confusion about what is classified as
aerobic exercise. One of the definitions for aerobic exercise is: Any exercise that would increase circulatory
and respiratory ability. When the heart and lungs have to work harder to keep up with the body's need for
oxygen that is aerobic.


In fact, gardening and housework are also aerobic exercise that most seniors routinely do. This is not to say
that gardening and housework are complete health maintenance systems, but they do burn over 200 calories
per hour, for the average person, and meet the aerobic definition.


Much of this mentality stems from the “No pain – No gain” era. Most of the original advocates of this theory
are now “nursing their own wounds” and practicing gentler forms of exercise. After all, none of us are
immortal, and the body can only take so much abuse over time.


May I remind anyone, who is left standing, from the No pain – No gain era, that walking is also classified as
aerobic exercise. So, whether you walk or run a mile, aerobic benefits are gained and significant calories are
burned.




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