Yoga For Seniors 101 – Seated 5 Minute Routine For Core Strength And Back Pain Prevention

Did you know that chair yoga is a great way for seniors to start doing yoga?

That’s right! Chair yoga is wonderful for all ages; the use of a chair during a yoga class allows for extra support while practicing. Chair yoga is is a great option for anyone who needs a bit of extra help when practicing, making it possible to get deeper into poses while doing them safely.

For those with past injuries or chronic pain, chair yoga might be the key to making a yoga practice doable.

Chair yoga for seniors offers many benefits. As we age, many suffer from poor posture, arthritis, lack of mobility, loss of strength and balance, and so much more. Yoga, even with a chair, can help to increase mobility by stretching out and opening up the muscles, promotes proper posture, enhances balance, strengthens muscles, and can even aid in decreasing discomfort from chronic pain.

You can see just how chair yoga is so helpful for people of all ages.

You can use a chair to modify a practice by holding it during standing and balancing poses, sitting in it for support, using the back of the chair to guide your posture, taking stress out of the joints, etc.

This mini routine is from Yoga Vitality, our 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 1. What did you think of the difficulty? For more challenging poses, try Yoga Vitality Level 2, 3, and 4!

Learn more about all four levels 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 as 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!

Want more free videos with yoga routines for seniors? Click here to view more tutorials and mini routines for seniors. 

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