Few years ago I went to Paris and stayed in the tiniest hotel room I’ve ever seen. I had to walk sideways by the bed to get through and the shower head was over the toilet. But the room did have a chair. And that was all I needed to deal with my sore hips and back after long hours on the plane.
Sometimes we do chair yoga just out of necessity – if we don’t have enough floor space at the office or small hotel room, or don’t want to get down on the ground at the airport or the rest stop. And some of us cannot transition down to the ground because of knee issues or vertigo or some other ailment. This chair yoga practice is designed for those kinds of situations. It targets your back and hips and uses seated, standing and leaning over the chair poses. Some of them are a bit stronger, but can be modified to suit your current physical ability. This is NOT a “hip-opening practice”, since the primary focus here is on strengthening and stabilizing your hips and sacrum. Give it a try and let me know what you think!