Step 1: Have a home.
Step 2: Practice.
If only it were that simple, right?
I began a home practice in the Fall of 2015. It was a season birthed out of a necessity. I needed a home practice for two reasons:
1. Class times just weren’t conducive to my schedule. I’m a wife, a mom, a paralegal and a yoga teacher. I don't feel like leaving my house after 5:00 p.m. and I don't even want to put a sport's bra on before 7:00 a.m. so a home practice it is.
2. I wanted to learn and not just practice. There were certain things like handstands and deeper backbends that I wanted to really work on and I wanted to be able to dedicate an entire practice to those things if I wanted.
This blog isn’t about home practice being better than a class. Nothing compares to being in a room with a community of yogis moving and breathing and being together. And being led definitely has its perks. But practicing at...
Tonight was a very special night for me. I had a client come to her first hot yoga class!! I can't even tell you how proud I am that she even showed up. And you know what? She did great....tight hamstrings and all! I’m just beaming with pride, right?! I looked over and asked several times if she was good and she smiled back. There was a time when she dropped back into child’s pose, took a few deep breaths and then picked right back up. Having had the opportunity to introduce her to yoga and then witness her first yoga practice in a group setting, I’m so excited I can’t even focus on my own practice!!! Before I know it, we’re bringing it down to the mat for savasana. We rise...Namaste....class over.
I excitedly walked up to her after class and said “Sooooo, how was that?!?!” Her response threw me off guard. “That was so...