Posts in home practice
Hold the Pose. Learn. Change.

When I stay in the pose longer, when I watch my physical and mental reactions, when I finesse the alignment and economize the effort,  I learn and I change.

I've listed below three sequences that have inspired my home practice over the past two weeks. Each can be practiced in 20-40 minutes. Set a timer for the poses with specified timings. I encourage you to hold the poses longer than usual and observe what arises.

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Home Practice Love Affair

A dedicated home practice is a rich playground for exploration, living with questions and treating yourself right. Yoga teachers: This is an absolute must for honing an authentic voice and clear point of view.

I've listed the top five reasons I cheat on my yoga classes with frequent (sometimes twice daily) practices at home. My list includes some tips for getting started and inspiration for falling deeper in love with your own yoga at home. I intend to add to this material in the coming months -- to flesh out the information below with practical guidance on your personal journey.

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Home Practice: Funky Headstand

Spring is in the air and I had a great time teaching my inversions workshop on Saturday. Thanks to all who made it out on a rainy afternoon. In preparation for the workshop, I was inspired to switch up my usual ways of getting into the upside-down poses. There are many paths to the same destination and asana practice provides an illuminating outlet for exploring various methods of moving through time and space. A taxi from LaGuardia, the subway from JFK, or a bus from Newark. All paths bring me home eventually...

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Home Practice: Turn Your World Upside Down

At its best, autumn is a season marked by fresh starts and new ventures. The cool air moves us along. We shift our wardrobes, our food cravings, and the temperature of our beverages. Our moods mingle with the changing colors of the trees. But this quickly evolving landscape can all to often wrench us into a frenzy of activity.

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Home Practice: Foot and Leg Refresher

Do your feet and lower legs get swollen in the summer heat? Do you experience tightness, cramping, and pain in your calves, arches and toes? Have you spent your days and nights traipsing all around the hard city streets with little more supporting you downtown than a thin slice of rubber and a string between your toes?

Show those dogs some love! Follow this simple home practice to refresh, awaken, and bring greater fluidity to your foundation.

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