International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


The Effectiveness of Chair Yoga in Older Adults: A Literature Review

Clarity Marwein | Dr. Anjali Suresh [4] | Dr. R. Sedhunivas [3]


Abstract: Background: Chair yoga is a form of yoga that can be done while the patient is sitting or while he is standing by using a chair as the supportive device. This modification allows seniors with fear of fall and impaired balance to practice safely. Chair yoga (CY) is a type of yoga that can be done anywhere, anytime, and can be practiced while sitting in any chair except the one with wheels (1) . The purpose of the study was to find whether Chair Yoga is effective in improving the mobility, functional independence and improving the quality of life of older adults. Objective: The objective of the study is to review the literature for finding the effectiveness of Chair yoga in improving the quality of life in older adults.22articles were selected with the terms Chair yoga techniques used. Results: The data were tabulated according to the type of study, number of participants in the study, the condition being treated, treatment given, outcome measures and results. Out of 21 articles, 18 articles says that chair yoga is effective than other therapeutical treatment. They say that it is more effective in elderly and lower extremity problems. Conclusion: This review found mixed responses to the outcome measures used for chair yoga techniques. These contrasting results reveal the need for future research. This may help researchers to conduct research using chair yoga for older adults and further develop protocols to enhance better interpretations and the need for Evidence - Based Information.


Keywords: Chair yoga, Geriatric


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 2395 - 2400


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