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Creating a home yoga practice sequence?

saturdaysun2010-07-04 14:05:42 +0000 #1
Hi, can anyone come up with some help for me in creating yoga sequences that I can practise at home.?

Ideally it would last me about 30mins to an hour, at the moment I just attend a yoga class once a week and I'd like to be able to do more at home when I have spare time.

Right now I just do random postures as I can remember them, but my aim would be to set up a sequence that I can use.

I usually start with a bit of lying down stretching and then do the sun salutation or something else.. but it all feels a bit random & without structure and doesn't follow on.

thanks
jlg2010-07-04 14:18:25 +0000 #2
I find that books and dvd's can really help you do your practice at home. Its all relative to the type of yoga you like to do as well.

I have this book which I love. Postures are nicely explained and there are sequences pre-made for different ailments. So if you have a cold you can do the sequence for colds etc..

www.amazon.com/Yoga-...yengar/dp/0789471655

If I feel like doing ashtanga, then I just go ahead and do the primary series. I found this link online that is from a school in sacramento. I have no affiliation to this school but I find they have nice pictures of every ashtanga series.

www.absolutelyashtanga.com/contactus.html

Hopefully you have been taught these postures by a yoga teacher before attempting them.
PurpleYogaMat2010-07-04 14:55:12 +0000 #3
There are some great free yoga class podcasts on itunes. Check them out and see what you like!

I've used them a couple of times and just have them play on my laptop in front of my yoga mat.
jlg2010-07-04 14:23:07 +0000 #4
there is this site also: www.yogatoday.com/
A Better Me2010-07-04 15:30:24 +0000 #5
If you have the opportunity to get Mark Whitwell's DVD "Real Yoga for Real People" it will only take a few viewings to see how simple a home practice can be. Before you know it your body will know the poses and they won't feel so "random".

I think it is human nature to make things more complicated than they really are, but even some simple sun salutations can be your home practice. It will not replace going to a studio and being guided by a teacher, but to keep up a daily practice on your "non studio" days, this dvd is brilliant.

Best of luck,

Callie

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