There are many different populations of students who can benefit enormously from a practice of Chair Yoga. Some of the specialized groups of students who benefit from a supported practice include older students, students who are recovering from head injuries, students who are healing from surgical procedures, and students who may be living with long-term, chronic diseases that affect their balance, coordination and their ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Chair Yoga is for everyone; for all ages, for those with varying degrees of mobility, and those in varying degrees of condition. The health benefit of a consistent Chair Yoga practice is powerful and available for everyone.
Chair yoga is a wonderful alternative for students who have trouble with mobility or balance. They can still gain many of the benefits of yoga stretches and breathing exercises while staying on or near a chair for support. Instructing a class that uses a chair as the main prop will be a change from a regular class of students with full range of motion capabilities. Yoga teachers must be careful to be sensitive to the needs of their students.