Yoga is simple. That is perhaps the greatest thing about it. We don't need a fancy court or studio, we don't need uniforms, a deck of cards or even a ball. We only need our bodies and minds. And while it helps to have a large, quiet space, even that isn't necessary. Our yoga practice thrives both in spite of and because of the hectic and stressful world around us.
So this video, meant as an introduction to home practice, is in my own home. No fancy space, and the dog crawling all over me throughout. But that is part of my practice, the same way that the distractions in your life become part of your practice.
The practice of yoga works best when we can do it often, but our lives are busy. This video is only 6 minutes long and includes 4 of the most important postures. Even if you can't make it to your favorite yoga studio after work, at least take a few minutes to do these postures. Your body and mind will be better for it!
This journal honors my ongoing experience with the practice, study and teaching of yoga.
1) Sridaiva Yoga: Good Intention But Imbalanced
2) Understanding Chair Posture
2) Why I Don't Use Sanskrit or Say Namaste
3) The Meaningless Drudgery of Physical Yoga
5) Beyond Bikram: Why This Is a Great Time For Ghosh Yoga