Chair yoga is a great alternative to traditional yoga. Developed in 1982, it is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The poses are often adaptations of modern yoga exercises. Staying seated means that even frail residents or those who aren't flexible can safely do the exercises. Yoga is an excellent way for older adults to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and improve circulation. In addition, increased physical activity reduces the chances of residents developing mental illnesses!
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