In this video, yoga teacher Carey Sims leads you through a full-length chair yoga practice. That particular practice focuses on grounding, rhythm, and gentle spinal movement as it relates to breathing. By moving slowly and breathing gently, you can down-regulating your nervous system. It should be pretty accessible even to people who have never practiced yoga.
We hope this will encourage you to keep up your yoga practice even if you can no longer go to the public classes. We'll try to have more offerings like this in the future. And if you have a video you'd like to share on the blog, please let me know. —Nina
Carey Sims E-RYT500 lives in Charlotte, NC. His mission is to to help students explore their bodies in an accepting and non-judgmental way. He teaches “Gentle Back Care” at NoDa Yoga and offers Chair/Adaptive Yoga classes at various senior living centers in the Charlotte area. He is a student of Adaptive Yoga pioneer Matthew Sanford and an Accessible Yoga Ambassador and leads continuing education workshops on Chair Yoga and Adaptive Yoga. Carey holds degrees in Psychology from Winthrop University and Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte teaches modules on Yoga History and Ethics for several 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.
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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