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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Self-Care Videos: Chair-Based Yoga and Stretching Routines

updated August 31, 2020

posted by Catharine Hannay

An important theme here at is realistic self-care for educators and other helping professionals. One key aspect of self-care is to take a break in the midst of a busy workweek to breathe, stretch, and get some mindful movement.

This playlist is intended for those of you who:
  • have limited mobility;
  • would like to try some gentle stretches at your desk; or
  • would benefit from using a chair as an extra-tall yoga block (which is something I frequently do myself).

Seated Routines Without Lower-Body Movement

10-Minute Wheelchair Yoga/
Gentle Chair Yoga 

 15-Minute Beginner Practice

from Adapt to Perform, 15 minutes

from Adapt to Perform, 
15 minutes

Seated Routines with Lower-Body Movement

Full-Body Movement (Chair Used as Support)

I hope you found a couple of options here that work well in your particular circumstances. Remember that 'way leads on to way' on the internet. You'll likely see several other chair-based yoga and stretching videos on youtube whenever you try these routines.

You can also find more self-care suggestions in the following posts: