Maybe you considered trying yoga at home but think you are not flexible enough? Or maybe you have already tried and you’re just not sure what you need to make the class more accessible to your one-of-a-kind needs? This article introduces the two most common yoga props, blocks and blankets.
My intention as I began the Gentle Yoga for Resilience series for You Call This Yoga was to bring mental and physical skills to participants in order to develop resilience during this pandemic. Over the past several weeks, I have been observing my own development of resilience. It has been a part of my practice of “svadyaya” or self-study. Never before in my yoga teaching career has there been such a large cultural experience impacting my students as well as myself. As I am teaching about resilience, I am also working to strengthen my own resiliency.
The current situation in the world has led most of us who love yoga to seek out classes online. A quick google search just showed there are lots of choices now and over 75,000 people may be in one class alone–not mine, but some yoga teachers are getting a lot of participants. It doesn’t matter now how many people are in an online class as you won’t be bumping elbows with anyone, worried about props, or any of the other things that might come up if you were to enter a crowded yoga class in a public space.
I connected with You Call This Yoga for YogaFest 2018 when I heard one of my yoga teachers talking about it. I was having wrist issues that needed surgery at the time, so I signed up for classes that were not my norm including two different meditation courses, some restorative sessions, and a sound bath. I went into the day feeling bummed I couldn’t do my usual stuff and left YogaFest feeling like meditation and space to slow down might actually be more for up my alley than I thought.
Is Your Work-From-Home Routine Making Your Back Pain Worse? What if a few small, simple changes in your daily habits could improve your back pain? Maybe you have tried pain medication, chiropractic, massage, and group yoga classes but the pain keeps coming back. If you have been struggling with pain returning after you’ve tried everything,…