Monday, March 9, 2020

Featured Video: Chair Half Moon Pose by Janis Ware

In this video, yoga teacher Janis Ware demonstrates three different versions of practicing Half Moon pose while seated in a chair. What's special about these poses is that even though they're not done standing, all three versions will challenge and therefore help improve balance! 

Janis Ware, RYT200, is an Accessible Yoga Ambassador and Certified Teacher and is Trauma Informed Yoga Certified. She teaches in Iowa, in the DesMoines area, including at a holistic wellness center, an adult ed class, a church, a class sponsored by a cancer organization at the Y, and a 55+ retirement community. Her students have ranged in age from young adult to 97! Nearly all tell her they come to the class because it is adaptive and accessible. They want to feel better in their bodies, minds, and spirits, want to practice yoga and hope they've found a safe space to do so.

This post was edited by Nina Zolotow, Editor in Chief of the Accessible Yoga blog and co-author of Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being.

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