Some yoga studios’ classes have been off the menu for the month of January. In Australia, people behave in a very civilised way and go on holidays while the weather is accommodating and the days are long. Families get to hang out together while kids are still on their break, though most mums are relieved when the school year starts up again.
This week is propitious for the budding yogis who have signed up for any 10-week yoga course. Many people will feel the clarion call after perhaps having slightly (?) abused their bodies over an extended vacation period. And, many of these will feel so good as a result of just one yoga class that they will stay with the program and even sign on for another term.
Over the years, I’ve seen that the people who get most out of yoga are the ones who take on the challenge of doing home practice. A teacher worth her salt is the one who encourages her students to do a little practice at home. Can’t you just hear her saying, “It doesn’t matter how much, 15 minutes of practice can be enough, regularity is most important.”
I wrote Teach Yourself Yoga with a beginner audience in mind. It includes a simple 12-week program that has most of the poses that would be presented in a classroom course.
Then we went one better in terms of accessibility: the YogaAnywhere practice cards.
Check out the YogaAnywhere website.