WheelPower Adaptive Yoga Videos
Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase strength, flexibility and your balance that can lead to improvements in both your physical and mental wellbeing. WheelPower believe (and we agree) that lives can be transformed through sport and physical activity and today we are launching a series of Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes.
Nina Boswell Brown, from sittingfityoga.com will be your instructor as she demonstrates, explains and guides you through a gentle warm up, before showing you how to complete the yoga poses in a safe and effective way. These videos last approximately 15 minutes, so make sure it’s nice and quiet for relaxation. Put on some comfortable clothing that allow for movement, find yourselves a small space within your home and away you go.
As a wheelchair user, the benefits of yoga can be seen in your mind, body and spirit. These can include;
- Increased flexibility & coordination
- Improving muscle strength, tone and balance.
- Minimises the chance of injury.
- Reduces stress
- Feel healthier and more energised.
Please remember: Always seek advice from your GP, Physio or a trained exercise professional regarding the type and amount of physical activity and exercise you should be doing.
We hope these videos demonstrate that being healthy and feeling fitter doesn’t always have to mean taking part in sport or going to the gym, and that regular low impact exercise such as Adaptive Yoga can be hugely beneficial for your mental and physical wellbeing.