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How-To: Yoga Poses from Your Wheelchair

Published: October 11, 2016

yoga-poses-from-your-wheelchairAdaptive Yoga

Yoga – is this evoking images of a human pretzel? The good news is that you don’t have tie yourself in a knot to reap the benefits of yoga. Whether you are in a wheelchair or power chair, yoga is an adaptable activity for people of all abilities.

Benefits of Practicing Yoga

  • Increased strength, balance and flexibility — both mental and physical
  • Greater lung capacity
  • Reduced levels of stress, tension and anxiety
  • Improved mental clarity and focus
  • Improved sense of well-being
  • More restful sleep

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Yoga won’t help me walk again. But it has allowed me to ‘feel’ my...

Published: September 26, 2011

The mention of this ancient exercise system may conjure images incense-filled rooms, but its principles can offer practical benefits to the disabled

I have never tried yoga, so I arrived for a class at Triyoga in Chelsea feeling pretty intimidated. My inner cynic expected sinewy people standing on their heads in a fug of incense, but instead I find a large white room scattered with purple mats, foam bricks, blankets and other participants. I choose a space and sit on a mat on the floor.