Yoga for All: a Little Can Be Lots

Yoga for All: a Little Can Be Lots

By Ellen Fein, LCSW, CYT

Yoga is NOT just for people with beautiful bodies or those that have flexible bodies. Yoga offers tools that can be adapted to your unique needs. Are you stiff? Have joint problems? Pain? Overweight?

Gentle, physical movement that is linked to the breath can change your experience of your body as well as your emotions. You might be surprised by how little it takes. Linking your awareness to your breath will actually change your physiology as science has demonstrated. And a small amount of physical movement can reduce pain and inflammation as well as increase circulation.

This adaptive and gentle chair yoga practice is short and offers a variety of modifications.

Try it! Please let me know how it works for you.

About the Author(s)

Ellen Fein, LCSW, C-IAYT

Cancer Coach & Yoga Therapist, and author of “Not Just a Patient, How to Have a Life When You Have a Life-Threatening Illness” Ellen is on the Center’s Mind-Body Medicine faculty. Connect with her and enjoy her growing resources at

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