Do your practice. Do your yoga.
NAG NAG NAG.
Do your practice…in classes. With other yogis and friends. Because, let’s be clear, that can be great. Super fun. And usually, a teacher can kick my asana a lot more than I can on my own. See my schedule for classes in the Maryland suburbs of DC.
Do your practice…at home. On your own. Because that can be great too. Even super sweet. Or super hard. Or blahhhhh. Depending on the day, and perhaps the company, that is, how many big and little people and critters you have in your home world. See my blog on Practicing Yoga Alone where I give some of my reasons for why I think it is important to practice on your own.
The practice isn’t just about moving your body into various shapes. This website is photo-driven and leans toward physical poses. But that is not all that I practice, nor is it all that I want for you when I say practice your yoga every day. I am not suggesting a hard core asana practice everyday. I also mean breath work and sitting still with yourself. Some days, the practice can be big body work, some days a quieter practice. Both are important. Both are yoga.
For your reading and practicing pleasure, a while back I came up with the undisciplined yogi’s approach to a home practice: Do One Pose a Day and a plan to Do One Pose–Everyday–for 40 Days. Check them out. Perhaps again. Maybe it will work for you. As it did for me.
Last summer, I worked on a few videos, and consolidated some old videos–all short–to help in building a home practice. And to give you some fun (?!) things to approach on your own.
Going with the Flow, which includes various approaches to vinyasa flow, moving with your breath in your practice, including variations on the two basic sun salutations, Surya Namaskara A and B.
Or Moon Salutations, Chandra Namaskara, a fun alternative to the usual sunny variety, with more cooling, calming, flowy vibe, with three videos to consider in your practice.
Or check out my Work in Progress: Handstand Press Up Work.
Right now, I am up to a range of things. To follow my daily play, sign up for my Yoga Nags, which I try to post every day, or at least every week day. But sometimes I don’t because, well, life happens. But I still try to practice every day: some movement, sometimes big, sometimes small; some breath work; and some still and quiet time alone, moving outside of the daily grind. All of this makes a huge difference in my life, as a human and a yogi.
Do Yoga. Today. Every day.
From my mat to yours,