Chair Yoga & Gentle Exercise Classes

AMALAwellness – Teesside offer gentle chair yoga and gentle exercise classes (Move It or Lose It! ) VIA zoom and across Middlesbrough and Stockton.

AMALAwellness’ aim is to deliver yoga classes to aid with over-all wellbeing, focusing on gentle exercises and relaxation/meditation techniques as well as quality of life and over-all health (both mental and physical).

‘I love teaching gentle yoga and meditation, working with students is really rewarding and after a few sessions people report feeling the benefits.
Its a really gentle and fun way to improve flexibility, mobility, build strength as well as working on improving confidence and reducing stress and anxiety.

The gentle movements in class married with breathwork and meditation make the classes great for both physical and mental wellbeing.

The classes have started to build up both in-person and virtually, with a lovely community feel. The classes are affordable and accessible to all abilities. ‘ – Aimee.

What is Gentle Yoga?

Gentle yoga classes are going to be accepting of beginners and people who have limited mobility, as well as being beneficial to all levels. They may include meditation. They are intended to be slow paced, gentle, calming and aim to reduce stress and aid mobility. If you have been intimidated by more athletic yoga styles or are looking for a way to unwind and reduce stress, you may want to explore gentle yoga. Also, gentle yoga is suited to those who are used to a faster pace and want to learn how to slow down.

What is Chair Yoga?

Seniors or those who have mobility issues avoid unnecessary movements due to fear of falling or injuring themselves. With limited movements, the limbs get stiff reducing the range of motion causing aches and pains in the limbs. Fortunately, with awareness of yoga practices spreading wide, those with mobility issues too can benefit from this practice through the introduction of Chair Yoga.

Benefits of Gentle & Chair Yoga:

  • stretching the muscles, to reduce pain and stiffness.
  • improves blood circulation to keep the body fresh and active.
  • keeps control of the blood pressure.
  • improves the range of motion of the joints, keeping the symptoms of arthritis in control.
  • Helps lift mood – reducing anxiety
  • improves balance and coordination
  • Improves physical and mental wellness
  • Lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Aids in recovery from injuries or ailments
  • Manages pain and inflammation
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Helpful for working through difficult feelings
  • Gentle way of improving flexibility, strength and mobility accessible to all
  • Fun way to encourage community & sociability

If you think these classes would be of benefit to you, or a loved one please contact Aimee at www.amalateesside.com , VIA facebook or email amala.teesside@gmail.com

23 Comments

  1. I will have a lot of convincing to do so my husband would agree to do chair yoga. He has chronic lower back pain and I keep encouraging to try to walk, a little bit a day to reduce the stiffness. I think chair yoga would be better. All he needs is to stretch his muscles to avoid it becoming weak.

  2. any activity is good and yoga is great as well. I never tried chair yoga and I am thankful for it because I can do regular hatha

  3. This is great. It shows that we can all be active and do things. It can just start with anything and does not have to be extreme or all or nothing exercise.

  4. I like the idea of chair yoga as balance is something I’m not all that good with. I’ve actually done a few standing yoga quick sessions this week as I want to build up to it x

  5. I can definitely try this out myself, chair yoga is something new to me. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I think gentle yoga is perfect for me. I do everything at 100 miles an hour. I really need to slow down.

  7. Yoga chair has so many benefits unfortunately I don’t know where they do this type of yoga in my country, I could have taken my mom.

  8. Chair yoga is a really good physical activity for seniors, my grandma does chair yoga with her online instructor a couple times a week.

  9. We all have chairs to use for this gentle exercises and the benefits you listed are so useful. Thank you for sharing with us this information.

  10. My mom has been doing chair yoga since the lockdown last year. And she loves it. She says her knees got better because of it!

  11. I love the sound of the chair yoga.I will share these details with my elderly neighbour who would enjoy these.

  12. My physio actually makes me do some chair yoga type stuff for my hips and back. It’s an excellent way to do it without the pressure of full on stuff when it’s new to you!

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