CHAIR POSE VARIATION
PURPOSE – strengthens shoulders, arms, core, and legs
BENEFIT – improves focus reduces stress
CAUTION– shoulder and knee injuries

Poses & Purpose


​Below are descriptions of poses that can be used to improve strength and balance.  Included is an explanation of its physical purpose and mental benefit, as well as the conditions that should not perform the poses. These poses can all be modified with the assistance of a wall, chair, or block.

Breathing


​The foundation of yoga is in the breath. Proper technique during your home practice will enable a more productive session. Watch the video above where our yogi explains some of the key points to effective breathing.

Sun Salutation - On the Wall

Sun Salutation - In a Chair

Sun Salutation - On the Mat

Sun Salutation


Start your home practice with a sun salutation. Warm-up, find your center and connect your breath with your movement. Below are three options. Choose the one that works best for you. 

PLANK
PURPOSE – Strengthens the shoulders, core, and legs; benefits posture
BENEFIT – improves concentration and focus
CAUTION – Shoulder and back injuries; carpal tunnel syndrome

Home Instruction


Many clients leave Yogi MD with the strong desire to practice at home. While we know that online instruction can never replace one-on-one practice at the studio, below we have outlined some basic techniques and poses that can be done easily at home. 



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Nadine Kelly, MD - Yoga Teacher in Flossmoor
BABY BUG
PURPOSE – Strengthens arms and shoulders; hip opener; improves low back pain and sciatica
BENEFIT – Decreases stress
CAUTION – knee or hip injuries, hypertension
HALF MOON
PURPOSE – hip opener; strengthens supporting leg and foot, improves balance
BENEFIT – increases energy/stamina and decreases stress
CAUTION– hip, knee, or ankle injuries, hypotension

Sun Salutation


Start your home practice with a sun salutation. Warm-up, find your center and connect your breath with your movement. Above are three options. Choose the one that works best for you.