Let me introduce you to your best new yoga buddy: a metal folding chair!
Yoga props offer us countless ways to deepen and enhance our yoga practice. Most of us are already well accustomed to using blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters in our practice, and we've developed a sincere appreciation for the benefits of these practice tools. In this 2.5 hour class, you'll enjoy a friendly introduction to a prop that's a bit less familiar, somewhat mysterious, and oh so versatile. If you've only ever used chairs for sitting down, get ready to have your mind blown! Once you discover the palette of practice options that come from working with the chair, you'll soon be smitten and fall blissfully in love with the yoga chair.
It's a bit surprising that a simple piece of household furniture could give rise to such an abundance of inventive approaches to practice. Useful as an aid in sun salutations, hip-openers, standing poses, balance poses, twists and backbends, the chair is highly effective at enhancing your yoga experience in numerous ways, including:
- heightened alignment awareness
- improved stamina to sustain poses for longer durations
- increased stability
- extra structural accountability, and
- greater precision in your anatomical architecture
In this class, we'll demystify the use of the chair and weave our entire practice around poses that maximize the participation of the chair. You'll enjoy a full practice - from our opening centering all the way to savasana - augmented with the aid of your new best buddy. This class is open to yogis of all levels, but it's recommended that you have at least 6 months of regular yoga experience under your belt. However, no prior experience with the chair is necessary, nor expected! This class has been designed to introduce yogis to the chair, so we'll be taking a simple, gradual approach that's highly accessible for anyone brand new to the chair.
Come discover for yourself the infinite variety of experiences that are available from the innovative re-purposing of this simple piece of equipment. I hope you're ready to fall in love with the yoga chair!