Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is the most widely practiced complementary medicine therapy in the United States. The combination of meditation, controlled breathing, stretching, and strengthening makes it an almost the perfect form of light exercise. The practice of yoga likely can affect diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Most important for the Brite™ Wellness Program are the finding of a recent review by Professor Gothe at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and her colleagues. They found that after reviewing 11 studies there was clear evidence that practicing yoga had promising effects on both brain structure and function, which makes yoga an ideal component of the Program.