Yoga helps your mental and physical health. There are a variety of ways to practice yoga. Chair yoga is great for beginners or people who need extra support while performing yoga poses.
Suggested Equipment: sturdy chair
Hold chair yoga poses for 3-5 breaths or 30-60 seconds. Complete poses on both sides of the body. Complete poses 1-3 times. Breathe throughout poses, do not hold your breath. Tighten abdominal muscles and maintain core strength during poses.
Participating in this activity is purely voluntary. If you are not regularly active, it is recommended to consult with a physician before starting physical activity.
Chair Yoga Poses:
- Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Yoga: What You Need to Know, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH)
The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) delivers evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions through a combination of education strategies coupled with multi-level community changes that occur within the environment to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.
This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).