Ideas for approaching home practice
This is intended as a starting point for Your Space yogis who want to begin a home practice. And to give ideas for adding mini yogas into your day to day life! It is based on ideas gathered from my own studies, self practice and the classes I have taught since 2009. It includes information about some of the different components of yoga practice including ideas for mobilisations, information about sun salutation and a reminder of some of the asanas we have covered recently. It is by no means an exhaustive resource about yoga but I hope you find it useful!
Relaxation / body scanning
Lying down / seated / standing
Body scan audio recordings - useful for taking a brief pause in your day. Once you’ve practiced a few times with the recording you can guide yourself through the process any time and almost any where!
Pawanmuktasana – joint freeing practices
Audio recordings for legs and feet / hands and arms / neck
Use the home practice info with the recordings below to guide you through the joint releasing sequences for each area of the body.
Just use this alone if you feel you want a quick rest and energy boost.
Remember, mini yogas here and there in the day can make all the different to body, breath and mind…
Body scan lying down
Practices for hands and arms
Body scan standing
Practices for legs and feet
Body scan seated
Practices for the neck
Surya namaskar – sun salutation
A reminder for Your Space yogis of the six versions of surya namaskar that are regularly taught in my classes (see sun salutation diagrams in the PDF too).
The recording starts with the standing version suitable for those with knee and hip issues and progresses to the more challenging versions which includes the eight limbed pose.
You can see the options for transitions between the poses e.g. lunge by lifting the hands to move the leg or step once then help the foot by lifting with the hand, or step straight through.
Happy sun saluting – get outside in the sun to do this if you can!…
These audio recordings are similar to the initial and final relaxations you will have experienced in my drop in classes. Use these in conjunction with the home practice ideas from the PDF above.