Here at Synergy Dance Outreach, we believe in inclusivity and have specifically developed a new programme called ParaStars Yoga®.
ParaStars Yoga® will be delivered online, via pre-recorded routines which you can take part in at home, or in community settings. In-person, classes will be available in due course.
Yoga is a spiritual and physical activity which has become increasingly popular due to its positive impacts on health and overall wellbeing, including pain relief and relaxation.
Yoga is beneficial for all ages, abilities, body types and fitness levels. It’s a very adaptable physical activity, and due to this our ParaStars Yoga® Programme is solely based on seated positions and routines for the disabled community and those with long-term health conditions.
The benefits of yoga are vast and it’s a beneficial addition to anyone’s lifestyle, specifically for those who may experience muscle tightness, muscular weakness, poor mental health or chronic pain.
Here are just a few of the benefits Yoga can have:
- Increased strength, flexibility and balance
- Decreased stress and anxiety through relaxation and breathing techniques
- Improve posture
- Increased blood flow and reduced blood pressure
- Improve bone and muscle health
- Improved move and overall focus
- Strengthened joints and connective tissues
- Strengthened muscles
- Social and inclusion benefits
Yoga in a wheelchair, or with long-term health conditions is 100% possible with ParaStars Yoga® and, it’s also great FUN!
As with any new exercise routine, you should consult with a medical professional before starting and ensure you have a safe and comfortable place to participate in.