Kinndli's here with suggestions on developing your home practice
I’m a pretty new yogi. I have absolutely fallen in love with it! I’ve found that even after just a few months of attending classes 2-3 times a week I have noticed improvements to my yoga practice. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend classes more often due to my work schedule. Do you have any suggestions on how to go about building a home yoga practice that I can do on my off days? I want to focus more on building strength in my arms and perfecting basic poses. I just don’t know where to start off practicing on my own. - Jessica
a yogi answers
Hi Jessica, congratulations on beginning your yoga practice! Developing a home practice requires a great discipline and I applaud you for taking this action towards making your practice a regular part of your day. For my home practices I personally need the support of either an audio class or a DVD. The thing is that if you do the same one over and over you will get too familiar with it and there will no longer be any new growth. I use podcasts that are most often recorded live in yoga studios all across the world and most are FREE! You will need to have some understanding of the basic alignment of the poses and the names to be able to follow the audio podcasts, but it sounds like you do.
Podcasts are great for practicing yoga at home.
Here are a few of my favourite podcasts that you can find on iTunes:
1. Kinndli MccCollum (I teach Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga)
2. Philip Urso
3. Dave Farmar
For DVDs I recommend the Live Series by Baron Baptiste.
- Kinndli, lululemon Oakville ambassador
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