Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tips for practicing at home

The holidays are a wonderful time, eating, drinking, and being merry. They can, however, cause our yoga practice to suffer. If you are going to be out of town or just plain too busy to come to class, here are some tips for keeping your practice strong...

Sun Salutes: They will warm up your body and get the blood flowing, even if this is all that you do for the day, you will benefit.

Stretching: Try to stretch your back in all four directions; twisting left and right, bending forward and backward. Even if you can't remember specific postures, this will keep your spine supple and allow you to ease back into your practice after the maddness has died down!

Take rest: Even if you only do a 15 or 20 minute practice, take a few minutes in savasana (rest pose)

Remember: It's best to practice on an empty stomach, 3 or 4 hours after eating a meal, 1 to 3 hours after a snack

Breathe in and out through your nose

Please email with any questions!

Here is a great website that shows all of the postures in the primary series:

Yoga Joy!

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