In this post I talk about distinct phases you can expect while learning yoga, as well as tips for a successful home yoga routine, and a special asana blueprint! All of these tips are from my personal experience.
a yoga experience with undeniable results
routines with studio-quality attention to detail
the satisfaction of enjoying really good yoga
… ALL from the comfort of home.
Really good yoga at home
This is the story of how I learned really good yoga at home, and how you can too.
For me, it began when I found a class that focused on anatomical and physiological change through asana preparation and asana variation.
I learned how to use props in yoga, to not only stretch, but to effect change in the nervous system and postural structure. For example, I learned how to use an asana prep series to transform Triangle and Half Moon Balance; to essentially reposition the relationship between the femur, pelvis, and vertebral column.
The effect is revolutionary.
As the musculoskeletal system orients with this deeper efficiency, the nervous system “wakes up,” so to speak. Communication through the body is enhanced and movement becomes more accurate and more powerful.
You can notice how asana will sometimes look and feel supernatural, like magic. What is really happening is a highly efficient system of action, focus, breath, and communication.
Once I began to experience these highly beneficial shifts, I became an official yoga enthusiast… and then I became a teacher. Now I am helping others develop skills and routines to enjoy yoga at home!
Being a yoga teacher is really more like being the conductor of a symphony. The class — the sequence, routine, techniques — are the instrument. The body becomes the song.
When I started yoga, it was as if the asanas came with me everywhere– whether I was at home… at a friend’s house… in middle of campus… or at a restaurant… I was sure to include yoga.
This is a phase many people go through.
In this phase, there is a lot of enthusiasm; lots of talking about yoga, with anyone who will listen; lots of demonstrating yoga, pretty much anywhere– on living room floors, atop wooden tables, along stretches of grass.
In this phase almost every place holds the potential for asana.
Over the years I learned so much from yoga immersions, trainings, retreats, and workshops. And now, after all of my years teaching classes and sessions, I am entering a new phase.
This new phase is helping others achieve really good yoga at home.
I remember the day it started for me. I was in a t-shirt and boxer shorts doing the tripod headstand on a carpeted floor.
Now, here are three tips for how you can make really good yoga happen in midst of daily life. Sign up for emails and receive a free asana blueprint!
My secrets to success
Take your morning cup of coffee or afternoon cup of tea to your yoga mat and sit down. Establish a path to your yoga mat or studio space.
Make it yours.
Gather anything necessary, like blocks, strap, blanket, cushions.
Make it current.
Use an asana blueprint* to match your interest and prepare to effect change.
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