Take Your Practice With You Wherever You Go This Summer
Summer is here, yogi friends! If you are like me, you are looking forward to some travel and fun. Lately, I’ve found that when I’m away from my house, my routine and my mat for a while, I have an extra hard time getting back to yoga when I return. Maybe you’ve noticed that also? So, how do we make it easier? For me, even a little bit of practice while I’m away from home helps me find my way to my mat again more easily. I know many of you have returned to in-person classes, and you can always try to find a studio or gym on your travels. That can be very fun. However, guiding yourself through yoga when you are on the road is simple, costs nothing and allows you to adapt your practice to how you feel on any given day, and how much time, space or privacy you have.
If you want to try self-guiding this summer, now is the time to get started. It’s so much easier to learn when you are still at home. Below, I’ve adapted a practice method from my book to help get you going. I've used this method many times to inspire my own practice. My hope is that it inspires you too.
"Thanks, I'll Take It From Here"
1) Start by finding a recorded yoga class that is at least 40 minutes in length. You can find good classes on YouTube and on yoga or fitness-oriented streaming platforms. Take the whole class, start to finish, to make sure it’s something you really enjoy, because you will work with this same class for several days.