I promised some of my students I'd provide some home practice sheets for them to use over Christmas and New Year while my classes are closed. I thought I'd post them up here so you can all have a go. I tried to create a short rounded practice that is accessible for everyone.
There are two sheets: ‘Balanced Home Practice’ and 'Half & Modified Sun Salutation'. It’s optional to do half or full sun salutation and the number of rounds you do is up to you. If you have trouble accessing these files, feel free to contact me.
Try to avoid drinking or eating prior to practice and wear comfortable clothes that enables you to move freely. Use whatever props and modifications which are necessary to suit your needs. Try to really connect to the body and avoid over-doing it. Remember to keep breathing slowly and deeply without forcing. One of the most common mistakes is to rush. Take your time and do your practice slowly and mindfully.
If you enjoyed the practice and are looking for more, there are many good online yoga classes available. I recommend https://www.ekhartyoga.com/ and https://www.gaia.com/yoga but both have a subscription fee. Alternatively you can use Youtube or use google search to find free yoga videos.
Whilst online videos are great, I think it’s also important to do home practice quietly so that you can focus and connect to yourself more easily. I have recently written two blogs on home practice and I recommend reading these as well. Also take a look at Yoga For Your Back and Restorative Yoga sequence for more ideas on home practice.
I hope you enjoy doing your personal practice over the festive season. I wish you all a very good holidays!