Research

Our research focuses on yoga’s effectiveness in the social care sector, in particular delivering regular chair yoga sessions to residents in UK care homes. A 6-month feasibility study in five Hertfordshire care homes revealed:

Mental health benefits

Including decreases in stress and anxiety, alleviation from depression and improvements in overall sense of wellbeing – feeling more relaxed and positive.

“Gets your mind working on positive things …”

Michael, Care Home Resident

Physical health benefits

Including improvements in strength and balance – better able to perform activities of daily living.

“I have found it has … strengthened my stomach muscles … I have been able to control my movements better.”

Eileen, Care Home Resident

Social benefits

With increases in social contact – doing yoga in a group reduces social isolation.

“[We’re] all together, and it’s friendly.”

Peggy, 96 years old
Research Results

Further Research

Working in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, we recently completed a controlled study delivering chair yoga to care home residents with and without dementia. For more information, just get in touch.

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Care home testimonials

“[The chair yoga activity] has reduced the number of falls and it has improved their mobility … The complaints have reduced … [the residents] are so much happier with the little things.’

Care Home Manager

“I would recommend it to anyone in any home and I’m sure they would all benefit by it.”

Janet, 94 years old

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Love all the yoga movements
Care Home Resident
My body felt so good moving, stretching, breathing.
Chair Yoga Student
Gets your mind working on positive things
Care Home Resident