The more I talk to friends about yoga, the more I realize the importance of small adjustments.
I’m absolutely not an expert, but I’m happy to say that I’ve been able to help quite a few people completely change how they feel about yoga over the years just by talking them through minor adjustments and modifications.
Between the holidays and abruptly getting the flu (fml), I had to take a short break from posting.
I’m back now though, and I’m going to start breaking down some of the most common yoga poses. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the years is that small changes can completely change your outlook on a pose or sequence.
With yoga, as with a lot of things, it can be hard to know that you’re doing something wrong until someone comes along and notices it. If you practice at home or in a really big class, chances are good that you don’t have anyone to make adjustments or suggest another way.
My goal with this series is to try to be that person for you. It’s a little tricky to explain things without showing, but I’m hoping that I can at least encourage you to look at the poses you struggle with in a different light. Most likely, there are some minor adjustments you can make that will help a lot!
I’ve been talking for several weeks about lots of different aspects of yoga, and it occurred to me that some of you might want to start doing yoga, but you’re not sure how.
Going to a yoga studio can be overwhelming, and for some people it can be much too expensive. I get that! Group classes at your local gym are also an option. While they’re usually a bit less intimidating, I know you still have to be a paying member to participate.
If yoga studios and gym classes are unappealing or out of your budget, doing yoga at home is a totally viable option, even if you’re a brand-new beginner.