practicing yoga at home

practice yoga at home
Kinndli's here with suggestions on developing your home practice
ask a yogi - practice yoga at home

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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.

yoga podcasts for yoga at home
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

What are some of your tips for developing a home practice?

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How do you mix up Power and Vinyaasam—”Visheshathah Nyaasmithi Vinyasam”–before going in for Vishesha Nyaasam do you teach “Samaanya Nyaasam”?–

by Power do you mean what one sri.Bikram(Vikrama) and his partner talk about pre-heating the room etc?–where is the “classical reference for this?-Somayaji.S

Comment by Somayaji.s — June 16, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

Yogis Anonymous offers virtual classes for a donation. They record the classes so you can practice whenever you’re available. Go to:

and enjoy!!

Comment by Veronica Dowdy — June 18, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

Thanks for the podcast idea! Its fabulous; I’m now downloading a few essentials!!

Comment by powerpuff — June 18, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

Eoin Finn (a lululemon ambassador!) also hosts great podcasts on his website at
As well there is an online yoga studio to allow you to practice at home and on the go!
My fav is the old but a goodie Honey Routine!

Comment by Christine Tetrault — June 19, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

kinndli! congrats on being featured on the lululemon blog!

if any of you guests out there are ever in oakville – you MUST go to one of kinndli’s classes at power yoga canada. a truly moving experience!

Comment by tiffany a. — June 28, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

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