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North Bergen Library Offers Free Chair Yoga Classes

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The North Bergen Free Public Library will offer virtual chair yoga classes every Wednesday in November from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Any resident of North Bergen or Guttenberg is eligible to participate. In addition to improving quality of life, chair yoga has many health benefits and can provide relief from certain chronic symptoms. The overall goal is to increase strength and confidence in the ability to complete everyday tasks.

Classes will be taught over Zoom by a certified yoga instructor, who will lead participants at home through the poses, meditation and breathing exercises. Chair yoga is derived from traditional yoga, an ancient practice with poses that date back over 5,000 years. Many, if not all, traditional yoga poses can be replicated as sitting yoga poses or yoga stretches using a chair, making the practice suitable for individuals of all ages and experience levels.

Yoga has been shown to provide a number of health benefits, such as improved circulation, decreased blood pressure and less anxiety, inflammation and chronic pain. Chair yoga imparts those same benefits, which also include muscle toning, better breathing habits, better sleep and an overall sense of well-being.
 
To register, visit nbpl.org. For more information, call 201-869-4715 or email [email protected].