"Today we are going to be doing some chair yoga, and you can do this within the comfort of your own home or at the office," she says. "What's great about this is you literally take a quick 10- to 15-minute break and just do some really cool chair stretches."
The chair is both a crutch and a prop. It can help those with no yoga experience balance more easily, those with certain disabilities participate in the practice more generally, and give those who just want to stretch their bodies in the middle of the workday an easily accessible way of doing so—no mat, blocks, or other special equipment required.
This particular chair flow is gentle, and Alexandra encourages self-care throughout. "Maybe give yourself some love, a nice little massage," she says at one point in the flow. "It's honoring tenderness in our bodies."
That's a message few of us can't ever hear quite enough. Press play to try your hand (butt?) at this 15-minute chair yoga flow.
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