Chair Yoga Leg Lifts

Chair Yoga Leg Lifts, with Dr. Kimberlee Bethany Bonura

Chair Yoga Leg Lifts

This exercise supports hip/leg flexibility and strength, to improve ability to complete activities of daily living. Hip/leg strength includes balance, ability to independently move to standing from a sitting position, and walk independently. These physical abilities support self-efficacy for activities of daily living.

Instructions:
• While seated, lift the right leg forward as high as possible, engaging the thigh muscles. Press your hands into the seat of the chair for balance and support.
• Hold for 5–10 deep breaths to cultivate mental and physical endurance.
• Repeat on the left side.
• Then, open the right leg out to the right and lift as high as possible, engaging the thigh muscles and hip flexors; hold for 5–10 deep breaths.
• Repeat on the left side.

Repeat both forward and to the side for 2–3 rounds

2 thoughts on “Chair Yoga Leg Lifts

    1. Chair Yoga is a great way to begin gentle exercise. Thank you for your interest in Chair Yoga.
      Kimberlee

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