Get Fit Where You Sit: A Guide to the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Method (Paperback)
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This practical guide offers a pioneering method of chair yoga for every body: a full practice of asana, breathing, and meditation with 250 instructional photos.
Lakshmi Voelker’s Chair Yoga™ method upends the myth that yoga is only for the flexible, strong, balanced, thin, and conventionally able-bodied. Whether you need or want chair support, or you would like to get in some yoga practice while you sit at your work desk, Get Fit Where You Sit offers 40 active and restorative poses, illustrated with 250 photos, along with breathing techniques and meditation practices—all adapted so that you don’t have to leave your chair. Poses include:
- Tree Pose—for a flexible spine and to combat the “slump” we often get with a sedentary lifestyle
- Eagle Pose—for healthy joints
- Squat Pose—to relax the lower back
- Knee-to-Chest Pose—to support good digestion
- Coherent breathing—to bring the body’s systems into balance
- And much more
About the Author
LAKSHMI VOELKER is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor and a member of the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists. She certifies teachers in the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga method at Kripalu, New York Open Center, Discovery Yoga, and through her online teacher training and mentoring program.
LIZ OPPEDIJK is a leading expert on Chair Yoga and a yoga researcher based in the UK. She is an official Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga teacher and trainer and a regular lecturer on chair and accessible yoga.
“If you have ever taught yoga, this book has something to teach you. If you have ever thought you cannot do fancy yoga moves so you haven’t tried it, read this book. Just take a seat and read this book.”—Heather Mason, author of Yoga on Prescription and editor of Yoga for Mental Health
“Lakshmi Voelker and Liz Oppedijk have created a beautiful and enormously practical guide for yogis and health seekers of all ages and conditions. I will use in it my own teaching and practice, and I highly recommend it to all.”—Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
“For all of us who sit much or all of our day on a chair, you will find that you can fulfill your physical activity one breath at a time.”—Artemis Joukowsky, co-founder of No Limits Media