Online Accessible Chair Yoga Free
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
These are uncertain times. Uncertainty can manifest stress. We are all in this together, and yet we are being impacted in very different ways. Some have suffered financial and job loss, while others fear one. Parents feel the strain of being home with their young children 24/7, while others feel the pain of isolation. There's no escaping the effects of the pandemic; there is only choosing how to best cope.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
In order to help serve the needs of Accessible Yogis I am starting a Chair Yoga Class for Physical Disabilities on April 21, every Tuesday and Thursday at 10AM PST, at least until the Shelter-in-Place is lifted. This class will be fully seated in a chair. Props are optional (I will demonstrate with and without them). I will address issues for folks with limited mobility and balance challenges; we will work on strengthening muscles, improving coordination, and a good deal of stretching to improve not only range of motion but elasticity of tissues. One major focus with be breathwork for calming the nervous system and energizing the spirit.
As these will be password protected sessions to guard against people hacking into it, I need people to sign up in advance via email. IT IS A FREE SERVICE I AM OFFERING (though I’m never one to turn away donations…. There is a link on my website). Please share this meeting post with whomever you think might be interested and I will send them the link and password. Your help and energy are appreciated! Thank you!
The following folks are part of my inspiration: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mindset Fitness and Yoga, Fun4theDisabled, The Challenge Center in La Mesa, AccessibleYoga.org. Karen O'Donnell Clark, Abilities Expo!
Thank you all for your amazing support for our communities!
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Sunday, April 12, 2020
- Please use Chrome or Internet Explorer to launch Zoom (Safari does not support it). Firefox seems to have problems, so consider switching. Get more help here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362593-Launching-Zoom-from-a-web-browser
- Make sure to select CONNECT TO AUDIO when logging in for the meeting
- Still no audio? Check that you have your speakers enabled. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio
- Can't see the host (me) in a large window? Click on the three dots on the box with my name and select Spotlight Video.
- Don't want to see other people's video images, or only see huge tiles of them
- Click the Participant icon at the bottom of the screen to Show/Hide the list of people.
- You can also show just your name, a column of participants, a grid of participants, a list across the top of the page, or none by clicking the icons at the top (or left) of the participant grid.
- See huge tiles of people and want to minimize them? Click Speaker View in the upper right-hand corner.
- Click Can't see the chat? Click the "talk bubble" at the bottom.
- You can (and should) invite anyone you want to join - just send the the link. They will need the meeting password.
- To change your name after entering a Zoom meeting, click on the “Participants” button at the top of the Zoom window.
- Still having issues? Reach out to me via email and we can set up a test Zoom meeting to troubleshoot.
Friday, April 3, 2020
- 2 (or more) stick-on googly eyes
- 1 small pompon
- 4 pipe cleaners
- 4" x 2" piece woven fabric (burlap or similar)
- Center pompom on one pipe cleaner. Overlap ends like a giant twist tie, securing the pom. Three to four twists should do it.
- One at a time, center another pipe cleaner around the center of the first and twist three to four time to secure.
- Place the googly eyes on the pompon top.
- Bend the eight "legs" about 1/2 way to make knees.
- Bent each leg near the end to make a "foot."
- Insert a few of the feet through the burlap to help the spider "stick" to the web/mat.