Yoga Videos

There are some great Yoga videos that you may want to try. Have a look at these.

GENTLE EXERCISE VIDEOS FOR SENIORS

Please Note: Classes move from easiest at the top to most challenging at the bottom.

Chair yoga for seniors

Chair Yoga for the Upper Body

Duration: 27 mins
Instructor: David Procyshyn

This gentle beginner’s yoga class is all done in a chair. You would be surprised how much you can do! David shows you how you can stretch most of the major muscles of the upper body in a thorough and effective way. He makes the poses more accessible by using a strap. As you progress, you can move your hands closer together. If you don’t have a strap, you can use a rope or a belt.

 

Chair yoga for the elderly

Chair Yoga for the Lower Body

Duration: 16 mins
Instructor: David Procyshyn

We can also effectively stretch and strengthen the lower body while sitting in a chair. In this chair yoga sequence, David shows you how it’s done. Using a strap, David takes you through how to stretch the back, front and sides of the legs, as well as the hips and lower back, which will help encourage blood flow to your feet and strengthen your balance and body awareness.

 

Chair yoga for seniorsRelease the Neck

Duration: 16 mins
Instructor: David Procyshyn

This class can be done seated on the ground, standing or sitting in a chair. David shows you how to help relieve a stiff sore neck and headaches with this effective series of stretches and movements that are designed to release all of the muscles of the neck. Once you learn to do this stretching routine, you will be able to do it on your own, whether you’re watching TV or waiting in line at the bank.

yoga for the hands and wrists

Hatha Yoga for the Hands and Wrists

Duration: 16 mins
Instructor: David Procyshyn

This class can also be done seated on the ground, standing or sitting in a chair. The series of gentle stretches and yoga poses in this hatha yoga class is perfect for those who work daily with their hands, whether you’re an office worker, musician or carpenter. Doing this hatha yoga class regularly will help improve flexibility, range of motion and blood flow to the hands, wrists and fingers.

 

gentle yoga for the back

Gentle Hatha Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Duration: 22 min
Instructor: David Procyshyn

Lower back pain is very common, particularly as we get older and our muscles tighten. Even if you don’t have lower back pain, it’s a great idea to do a class that helps prevent it, since it can be difficult to find relief once lower back pain has set in. This gentle, beginner’s yoga class teaches you how to care for your back by taking you through a self-massage routine using tennis balls and a series of stretches that release key muscles in the hips, legs and back.

 

gentle yoga for the back

Restoring Equilibrium

Duration: 65 mins
Instructor: David Procyshyn

This class is great for beginners and the elderly, since it is a very thorough stretching of the entire body, allowing you to release most of the tight areas of your body. Beginning and ending with deep relaxation, this longer yoga class for seniors, beginners and tighter yogis moves slowly and deliberately through a gentle sequence of poses that helps you stretch and feel calm and balanced.

Please Note: You need to be able to sit on the ground to do this class.

 

yoga for the elderly - yoga for stability and alignment

Align, Stabilize and Stretch

Duration: 53 min
Instructor: David Procyshyn

David spends more time in this class on alignment and stability so that you can safely stretch the hips, legs, back and shoulders. Do this class to reinforce alignment principles while increasing the range of motion in your joints. This is a great class for increasing the strength of the small muscles around your joints that aid in stability.

 

 

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