School holidays are upon us and as I discussed with all our HappyBeing students in the lead up to the winter break, your practice is as important at home as it is in class. With that in mind, I've devised a lesson plan for our students to complete at home to keep your practice fresh.
As you lay out your mat and prepare for your home practice be sure to create your yogic space. Maybe light a candle to enhance your practice environment. Be sure to let others in the house know not to disturb you. I know it can be difficult if you have little children (been there, done that!) I had always a clock set and told my boys not to disturb me until the clock hands were at a certain time. Do what works for you.
Aim to practice as often as you can. The lesson plan can be followed exactly, or depending on your time available and how you are feeling you may choose to do page one, on one day and page two the next. It’s your practice – it is what you make it! Just remember, all yoga is good yoga, and any yoga is better than none!
A little fun exercise that I would also like you to take on is to create your own standing sequence as part of your practice. Use a minimum 3 standing postures to create your sequence eg. Warriors: 1, 2, 3, dancing warrior; Trikonasana (triangle pose); Parsvokasana (extended side angle pose) etc. These are suggestions, there are others you can incorporate. Choose your own adventure!
Click here to download your holiday lesson plan.
Enjoy your home practice, and I will see you back on the mat in class in mid-July.
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