15-minute, completely seated chair yoga practice
The chair is my favorite yoga prop, hands down! One of my favorite ways to use a chair is by teaching vinyasa classes where we use it to “bring the floor higher” and change our relationship to gravity in each pose.
There are plenty of chair yoga videos online to practice with, but I notice that most of them still involve a lot of standing postures, getting up and down off the floor, or using the chair as a prop while standing.
I think it’s great to see any new resources for adaptive practice, but for folks who have trouble getting up and down off the floor, can’t stand for long periods of time, or use a wheelchair full time, the “chair as a prop for standing poses” classes don’t really work.
This new video is a 15-minute, completely seated chair yoga practice. It’s a great gentle morning wake-up or a boost whenever you might need it.
Want more chair yoga?
Maybe some of this sounds familiar…
- You want to move your body but you can’t figure out a way to do it that feels good
- You want to feel less pain in your body
- You’ve thought about trying yoga but figure it’s not for you because you think you’re too big, too old, too injured, or too disabled
- You can’t get up and down off the floor but you’d like to try yoga
- You feel stressed and would like a way to calm your mind and feel less anxiety
- You’d like to find a movement practice that supports the body you’re in now (not a crazy workout plan that you have to work up to)
If this is you, I want to invite you to join me on a path toward feeling better in your body, feeling less stressed, and moving your body in a way that feels nourishing, joyful, and free. I’ve put together a program for you: Chair Yoga with Amber Karnes.
There are 15 chair yoga video classes built just for folks like you who are ready to practice yoga in a gentle, affirming way. Plus audio recordings to help you relax and reduce stress.
Personalize your yoga practice
Looking for more tutorials, pose modifications, and practice variations to help make yoga work for your body type? Check out my free videos about yoga pose modifications and variations or join the Body Positive Clubhouse, where I have dozens of accessible, beginner-friendly classes and other resources to help you feel amazing in the body you have today. Your first two weeks are free!
oh thanks.. was just trying to find the right kind of yoga to get back into.. diagnosed with addisons disease 2 years ago and gained 40 lbs on the hidrocortisone i have to take to stay alive.. in bed since then.. back surgery 2 months ago and now ready to go.. hope i can afford your program.. i can see you have really posivie energy flowing.. blessings.
I am enjoying this chair practice. Thank you for developing this program.
I just wanted to thank you, Amber, for sharing this seated yoga practice. I am hoping this practice will help me to lower my blood pressure naturally along with other lifestyle changes I’m making. Again, thank you so much for your warm, caring, and understanding way with those of us who don’t necessarily have a “yoga body.”