May

06

How To Create A Home Practice

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...

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May

06

What To REALLY Work On During Your Practice

By Bethany | practice yoga | No Comments

     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...

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