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Duration:
0:34:58
Level:
Beginner
Props:
Wall , Chair , Blocks , Blankets
Description:

This seqeunce accompanies the post "Cultivating Creativity and Health" at http://yoga.org.nz/?p=620

Here is an eight-pose Yoga sequence that is highly effective in improving functional balance and strengtth and reducing falls. Stand up faster, balance with your eyes closed, and walk quicker!  

This sequence “significantly improves balance and mobility in older people,” according to a study from the George Institute for Global Health published in a 2013 issue of Journals of Gerontology.

There is no end goal in yoga, so no-one needs to mould themselves into the shape that the yoga model does in this sequence.  Just do what is right for your body today.  read through these modifications first, get some help from a friend, family member or carer and HAVE FUN!  You CAN do it!!

MODIFICATIONS:

Powerful Pose:  Put a chair in front of you, keep your hamds to the back of the chair, and work with the legs only.  You can build up!

Triangle Pose: Place a stable chair or small table on your right side to start with, and place your hand on it, instead of reaching for the shin. Move the chair to the left to do the other side.

Warrior 1: You could keep your arms by your side.  AND/OR put a chair on one side, keep your arms low and place one hand on the back of the chair to steady.  OR, do the pose witha  wall to your side and place your hand on it to steady yourself.

Warrior 2: You could keep your arms low until you feel steady to raise them.  Place a chair in front of you on the longside of the mat before going into it.  Palce your hands atop the back of the chair for support.

Warrior 3: Use the chair as shown.  Dont feel you need to lift as high sa the model.

Tree Pose: You could keep your arms low and/or place a chair in front of you to rest your hands on for support.

Hald Moon Pose against a Wall: Use a steady chair instead of a block for extra height.  If you cannot raise your top arm, place the hand on your hip. 

If you eel fatigued after 10 seconds in a pose?  You have had enough!  Come back to standing or seated and continue with the next pose when you are ready, pausing the video as often as you want, to rest.

REMEMBER: Modifying poses to suit you gives you ALL THE SAME BENEFITS of the pose!

 

 

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