'Home Practice' means you start practising a little of what you have learnt in class in your own time at home. There are many reasons to develop a home practice, and also many benefits.
Yoga is a practice-based form of learning. We come to class each week and learn as a group. Just like you need to train if you play a sport, ie football or netball, in Yoga you need to train or practice during the week so that when you come to class, you can apply what you have practised. This is the way we progress and develop our yoga practice.
Having a yoga practice requires a certain amount of discipline, there's no doubt. But what it really requires is consistency. The act of stepping onto the mat once, twice or three times a week means you create a space from which to observe what is happening in your life, and your reactions to it. To sit with sensations, emotions and whatever else rises up in the stillness of practice, is sometimes difficult. If you remain curious instead of judgemental, you can create a space that is welcoming, familiar and almost like a haven. It is a space for learning - some days things go well, and other days things are challenging. Some days you need to do active asanas to work out tension, and other days you are so exhausted or anxious that restorative asanas are required to sooth the nerves and revitalise your energy.
The beauty of having a home practice is that you can practise what you need on the day. Practice becomes a valuable part of your life where you can be still, learn, energise an recalibrate. This first step to creating a home practice is knowledge, but then you have to apply the knowledge and step onto the mat. In the workshop we look at obstacles to practice, how to prioritise practice and what to practice. We look at categories of poses, how to sequence poses to gain different effects, how to enliven the body, and how to soothe the nervous system. It is practical as well as looking at some basic theory. It is suitable for all levels and invaluable to all yoga practitioners. If you would like to join me, please use the link below to book, or email me. You will be very welcome.
Date: Saturday 19 August
Time: 1.30-4.30 pm