In my first Saturday yoga teacher training class we focused on home practice and I, of course, wrote about it.
To be a good and effective yoga teacher I must have a regular home practice. Five times a week for about 45 minutes is what is recommended.
I couldn’t commit to that at first so I have started with 20-25 minutes five times a week.
The first week that I committed to a yoga home practice I practiced five times (Monday through Friday) for 20-25 minutes.
The second week I tried a different variety of poses to practice and did it five times (Monday through Friday) for 20-25 minutes.
On the days I work from home I am able to make my practice a little longer. But on the days I have to go into the office I do a shorter practice as I am now getting up on those days at 5 a.m. (30 minutes early) to get my practice in.
I wanted to share with you the first week of practice I did. As the first week went on I adjusted my practice. I ended up holding each pose for six breaths.
And depending on how much … Continue reading
My friend Heather asked me if I could recommend some yoga videos for someone with limited resources.
So I did some research and here’s the cool thing I found: YogaGlo.
The YogaGlo site says: Take more than 1,000 yoga classes on your computer or on your HD TV whenever you want, in the comfort of your own home or on the go.
I reviewed as much as I could of the site without actually signing up for the free trial or a membership.
I do have a friend who has used YogaGlo and thinks it is great. And I trust her opinion. And a few of the reviews I read on the site appear to be positive. There are a few glitches, but that has to be expected with the World Wide Web.
The site has a great beginner center. Included are a variety of teachers, styles of yoga, levels and duration.
You can sign up for a 15-day free trial for limited access to the site or you can register for full access for $18 a month.
The videos I watched which show how to properly do a pose were well done. First they are listed under their English … Continue reading
Have I told you lately how much I love and enjoy practicing yoga?
Last night Vickie’s class had a sub, Sadie. Sadie is a regular Saturday teacher at the studio–but I hadn’t had the privilege of taking her class … until last night.
One of the best things about a sub is that you get to practice with a different teacher and a different style. And I usually learn something new.
Sadie is spunky, fun, funny, has a great energy and just made class really enjoyable.
Here’s something I find interesting … she doesn’t know sanskrit … and she has a normal body. Now I strive to have a “yoga body,” which will likely never happen. But it is always refreshing seeing a yoga teacher or gym instructor more like the rest of us.
Sadie loves to make adjustments and gets her yoginis deeper into a pose. Oh man, I absolutely love that.
If I didn’t regularly take spin on Saturday mornings I would try to adjust my exercise schedule to take Sadie’s class. And I love my spin class and my spin friends … so ditching won’t be happening.
On Sunday I took my friend Jen–who was in … Continue reading