Staying physically active as we age or after major surgery is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress and remain healthy. The practice of Yoga is world-renowned for its ability to enhance and heal body and soul, and with Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs, anyone can experience Yoga’s benefits for themselves, regardless of physical limitations.
You’ll feel invigorated and at peace as you learn the practice of gentle Hatha Yoga, taught by a caring and compassionate teacher. All of her poses can be completed while sitting or while standing and using a chair for balance, and each class is designed specifically to the abilities and needs of its participants. Flexibility is increased as joints and muscles are relieved of tension and exercised.
Take this time as you bend and breathe to reflect and relax, as Yoga is known to de-compress the mind and allow for proper breathing to occur. Every class is concluded with a relaxation exercise. Yoga in Chairs is also available on DVD, allowing you to experience her teaching from your home.
For more information about Yoga in Chairs, see the “About Us” page on this website. There are Yoga in Chairs certified instructors all over the country, so allow us to help you find your way to a class near you!
“I always feel good after (class), knowing that I have stretched and learned how to breath deeper.
It is my way of doing what I can to improve my health and be more mobile.”
Patsy – age 76
Dr. Jane Murray, M.D. has this to say about the program:
“Yoga in Chairs is a wonderful way for people with physical limitations to experience the relaxation and increased flexibility that yoga brings. Many health benefits are seen with regular yoga practice, and now everyone can participate, even if they cannot get onto a floor mat.”
Frank C. Ferguson, D.C. F.I.A.C.A. wrote to us saying:
Re: Keri R.
TO Whom It May Concern:
The patient started a yoga class, at which point I noticed a rather significant difference in not only how she was feeling subjectively, but also her objective findings in regards to her muscle tone and her gait. I feel that the yoga class that she was attending has been very beneficial in the treatment of her condition and has afforded her a higher quality of life.