Chair Yoga For Seniors – Here’s How To Modify A Traditional Yoga Routine To Match YOUR Level

Yoga for seniors has been becoming more popular as many have been learning just how effective the practice can be. As we grow older, our bodies go through many changes.

The spine can compress, resulting in loss of height. Balance and stability might start to seem more difficult; at the same time, many lose flexibility and mobility as well. Yoga is a great way to combat many of these ailments, even making it possible to reverse poor posture and increase balance, flexibility, and mobility.

Since yoga while standing or sitting on a mat is not always feasible for everyone, a great alternative way to practice is to use a chair for modifications. Some might choose to have a chair just for balance and support during standing poses. Chair yoga modifications for seniors can be incredibly helpful for those who struggle with specific poses. Others may prefer to have an entire chair yoga practice.

In the video above, you can see a sample of a chair yoga practice from our Yoga Vitality program. We demonstrate how to modify a yoga practice depending on your specific needs and abilities. This is a great option for seniors everywhere, of all levels, to be able to practice yoga.

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This mini routine is from Yoga Vitality, a 4 part yoga program for seniors to help with improved mobility, joint health, balance, pain relief, and injury prevention. The clip in this video is from Yoga Vitality Level 2.

What did you think of the difficulty?

For more challenging poses, try Yoga Vitality Level 3. For more accessible exercises, consider checking out Yoga Vitality Level 1.

Learn more about the complete program at

Designed for healthy aging, Yoga Vitality is for those who are interested in gently and safely strengthening their body in order to prevent injury, improve functional fitness, move through day to day tasks with more comfort and ease, and to get rid of the aches and pains that hold you back from doing what you want to do.

Suitable for folks of any fitness level and age! And no flexibility required!

Featuring multiple demonstrators for every pose, we’ll show you how to tailor every exercise to your fitness level. And by providing modifications with a chair, you can choose to make every pose as easy or as hard you would like.

Get ready to tighten that core, move gracefully and without pain, boost your energy, improve your balance and posture, and start living healthier!

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