Beginning Yoga For The Disabled

I was asked a few months back now on what is available for the disabled when it comes to yoga. We’re going to look at why physically disabled people should do yoga. How to be mindful of your body, the benefits of doing so, and improving your well-being as a result.

So here is what i discovered for yoga beginners that have various disabilities. Like any yoga work at your own capabilities and not over extend yourself. I personally recommend the practice of meditation.

Please read the link to a post on meditation benefits. Whatever your situation young or old it does not matter, Meditation will help the mind to be clearer.

Yoga Has A Lot To Offer:

Yoga offers much more than a physical activity.

In addition to poses that increase your flexibility, muscle, there’s another side to this activity.

Whether our bodies aren’t able to do certain activities due to a disability, we can gain many benefits from yoga.

Yoga has many poses that don’t need physical exertion.

There are a many people with disabilities who regularly participate in other physical activities.

There’s also meditation, breathing exercises, concentration, and a whole heap of benefits that yoga can bring regardless of your physical condition.

Plenty of different yoga poses, activities that use your body and mind, breathing techniques (pranayama) that aid relaxation, and a whole spiritual side to the discipline.

Just because you have a disability that means you can’t do one posture doesn’t mean you can’t do any of them or that you can’t do any type of yoga at all.

So Many Types Of Yoga:

There are plenty of different types of yoga from hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, hot yoga, power yoga, ashtanga yoga, and even yoga therapy for the physically disabled.

Yoga is an activity that the disabled can do.

You can focus on your alignment, breathing technique, and yoga poses, despite their physical condition.

There are plenty of different physical activities that those with physical disabilities can do.

Yoga can actually help a lot of those with physical disabilities through stretching and meditation.

A physical disability doesn’t mean physically inactive.

A group of people

Yoga Should Be Considered:

Yoga is something that everyone with a physical disability should consider.

Yoga is a discipline for everyone that unites, breathing, and the physical self
yoga also does this.

As the name indicates, this is a type of yoga aimed at those with physical disabilities and those in wheelchairs.

The classes are similar to typical yoga sessions but are adapted to the yogi’s disabilities.

You can stretch your mind and body, just like any other yogi would.

Something everyone can enjoy.

Become a Yogi:

In just a few sessions, you can become a yogi and do yoga poses that are adapted to your physical condition.

While physical disabilities can often mean that certain sporting activities are off the table, yoga allows anyone to relax, be mindful of their body, and meet new people.

In addition to all the benefits we’ve mentioned so far, we should also mention an important benefit and aspect of yoga.

Yoga is about being mindful of your environment, your mind, your body, and your spirit.

A lady participating in a wheelchair sport

The Union of Body and Mind:

You’ll reconnect with your body and gain confidence through the different poses.

Reconnecting with your body helps you reconnect your mind, something which is hugely important in yoga whether you’re disabled or not.

When a yoga teacher gives you guidance about alignment and poses, this isn’t just for a select few, it’s advice that applies to everyone.

The main benefit of doing yoga is that it can show you exactly what you’re capable of, help you grow stronger, more flexible, and accept yourself and your body.

Yoga is a complete discipline that anyone can do, regardless of their situation.

You just need to adapt your yoga to you.

Whether you’re in a private class or a group class, yoga can help us achieve a number of different goals.

Yoga Is Possible:

Through hard work, you can gain confidence, become more aware of yourself, and focus on achievable goals that once seemed impossible.

Your instructor will remind you and show you that we’re all capable of great things.

Over time, your goals will reflect the effort you put in and your potential.

Nothing can stop us when our body, mind, and spirit are operating in perfect harmony.

Poses that once seemed impossible will become part of your everyday yoga routine.

Whether you’re physically disabled or not, the goals you set yourself are an important part of your growth as a beginner.

Yoga Is a Group Activity:

In group classes, yoga can help us grow as people as well as meet new people with similar objectives.

After all, classes are a great way to meet new people and progress as a group with the help of our peers.

Group classes are a great opportunity to socialize and make new friends as well.

Whether you’re physically disabled or not, yoga is an opportunity to learn from one another and improve your physical fitness and your overall well-being.

In a warm and friendly environment, a yoga teacher can help each you achieve your goals.

Your disability needn’t hold you back when you do yoga.

Yoga can be adapted to work for everyone and the social benefits are present in every single type of the discipline.

Yoga Can Adapt For You:

Yoga can be adapted to every single individual and everyone can enjoy the benefits.

With the help of a qualified yoga teacher, you can achieve your goals.

In the right atmosphere, everyone can benefit from yoga.

In the end, it’s that easy!

Whether you want to improve your mindfulness, relieve anxiety, stress, or tension, or just do a certain yoga pose (asana) or a sequence of yoga postures as part of some physical therapy.

You can get in touch with someone and start discussing a yoga class that’s tailored to you.

Find a Teacher That Fits You:

Beginners can start by finding someone who teaches yoga to the physically disabled.

They can incorporate plenty of different healing meditative practices to help reduce stress, calm you down.

Improve your awareness of your body and mind and the world around you.

Yoga is more than just a sun salutation, improving your flexibility with a downward facing dog.

Sitting with your legs crossed and saying a mantra.

In Closing:

You’ll soon see that it’s about improving your overall wellness with a variety of physical, mental, and spiritual techniques

It’s a discipline that anyone, regardless of their personal situation, can do and enjoy.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general.

I will answer all the comments on my website personally so drop me a line below if you have any Yoga questions or comments.

I’m happy to help any way that I can.


Namaste Shane.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietitian before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

4 thoughts on “Beginning Yoga For The Disabled”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing with us a beautiful and informative article. The main content of this article is Beginning Yoga For The Disabled. It is truly remarkable that you have presented this topic so well in your article. I have learned a lot by reading your article and gained a lot of knowledge about it. Of the points mentioned in your article, I like Yoga Is a Group Activity.I was amazed at the various benefits of yoga and started doing yoga from today so that both my mind and body would be fine.
    Finally, I enjoyed reading your article and enjoyed it so I’d like to share your article in my Facebook group if you give me permission.

    • Hello Asraful, 

      Thank you for reading my post. 

      Appreciate the positive feed back. 

      Please share my post with your Facebook group. 

      Namaste Shane.

  2. I’m excited and happy that the physically disabled are not left out from yoga. I had originally the idea that yoga was all this set of very complicated posses. But as I have been researching deeper I have discovered that there are so many types of yoga, and there is a match for each one of us.

    Thanks for showing yoga is possible and highlighting the advantages of it being a group activity.

    • Hello Ann, 

      Appreciate the positive comments. 

      Yoga does include everybody and anybody, which is what makes it such a wonderful practice to do. 

      Namaste Shane.


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