Hi, just thought people might like to see some of the things we do in seated yoga. We work with exactly the same attitude that we use in all yoga, working mindfully with attention to the breath. We only do what we can on that day, we accept our limitations and do not work with any pain…. We do a mixture of stretching, sharing tales about what life can throw at us, mixed with mindfulness practices and breathwork. If you have any comments use the form at the end of this blog. You can also look on the contact page. Come and join us at Garforth Net.

How to safely do Knee dips, Tree, Knee stretches, and hand stretches.

DSC02348

Hi everyone! We’re having a few mindful moments.

DSC02329

If you are doing any balances like knee dips or tree, hold on to a chair to build your confidence.

DSC02326

Knee Dips Lift one foot off the floor. Start x 3 or less each side.

DSC02327

Dip on the supporting knee.

DSC02332

Tree Don’t forget the chair if you need more support.Here are some variations:-

DSC02333

Remember to smile!

DSC02331

As shown on here, resting your heel on your ankle is fine for an easy balance.  Try toes on toes for more of a challenge.

DSC02334

Knee Bends Support the leg as best you can.

DSC02335

As you breathe in, stretch out the leg in time with the breath. As you breathe out relax leg back to starting position ready to go again. Start x 3 each leg.

DSC02337

Shoulder rolls. Start with shoulders down.

DSC02336

As you breathe in roll both shoulders up to your ears and breathe out back to start. Remember to reverse direction.  Again, remember to smile!

DSC02338

You can of course do one shoulder at a time. Change direction after, say, three rotations. Use the same breathing pattern, up – in breath, down – out breath.

DSC02343

Hand Stretch Start with gentle fists.

DSC02344

As you breathe in start to stretch out your hands in time with your breath. As you start to breathe out curl up hand back to a gentle fist. Closing the eyes can help concentration.

DSC02341

In breath.

DSC02342

Out breath.

DSC02322

Goodbye from  Garforth Net.