home yoga practice

How to Practice Yoga at Home

Have you ever tried to practice yoga at home and felt that the endeavor was less than successful?

When you step onto your mat at home, it's easy to get distracted by a sinkful of dirty dishes or a pile of laundry that needs to be folded. Maybe your pets think it's playtime when you lie down on the floor, or perhaps the challenge is figuring out which poses to do and in which order to do them.

In Podcast Episode #13: How to Establish a Home Practice, I explain where, when, and what to practice at home. Plus, I share a couple of important tips from yoga philosophy that will surely keep you motivated you as you get started. Click here to listen via our website (it's easy!).

You can also find us wherever you normally get your podcasts (search for EveryBody Yoga Podcast).

If you'd like some in-person guidance about your home yoga practice, please consider joining me at my workshop, Establishing a Home Yoga Practice, next Saturday, May 5, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. We currently have 10 spots still available. You can register online here, register in person at the studio, or call us to register over the phone (512-318-2112).

Please email us with any questions.

All the best,

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When I teach yoga, my deepest desire is to weave a practice that works for every single person in the room. I listen carefully as every person tells me how they're feeling.

And I watch even more carefully.

As you begin to breathe and move, I notice that you wince when you bring your arm overhead. I notice how you use two blankets to create padding for your achy knees. I notice that, in a seated pose, your left knee is higher than your right.

The sensations I observe in your body, I memorize in mine. This awareness helps me craft the right practice.

My brain systematically strings together poses that are specifically beneficial to what you're feeling, and weeds out poses that will cause pain, misalignment, or disrupt your ease.

This is why I show up for every class without a plan. I want to create the practice that provides the most benefit.

And this is why sometimes I pull out the foam rollers, or the straps, or the yellow balls, or even a roomful of chairs. Using any (or all!) of these props doesn't mean that you're less than, it means that you're using tools to gain the absolute best benefit.

This week I recorded a Chair Yoga video for you. It's intended to help you gain flexibility, strength, and stability, by practicing yoga with a chair. Some people think Chair Yoga is only for old people, but as you'll see, EveryBody can benefit.

You can do this 12 minute practice on your own at home, or come join us for a practice at the studio. If you specifically like Chair Yoga, join Angela for her class on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Or if you like a Gentle practice that uses lots of props, come see us for any Gentle class on our Class Schedule.

Hope you're having a great week! See you soon! Zelinda

P.S. It's not too late to register for my Yoga for Bigger Bodies workshop which is this Saturday! Click here for more information.