I wanted to take a moment to chat with you guys about something slightly different today. Yoga! Specifically, how I used to practice semi-regularly back in college (primarily kripalu) and would love your thoughts and input on starting again. In the area where we live there aren’t a ton of local yoga studio options, making attending class in person a bit tricky. I’ve been trying to find a studio with a class schedule that suits my needs and it’s proving to be quite the struggle, which has lead me to think maybe I need to start at home at first. Over the last few weeks I’ve been doing a little research and I’m feeling pretty befuddled. So I decided to turn this question over to you, friends! Any tips for starting a yoga practice, particularly from home? Any favorite online yoga programs, classes or sites that you love? I would really love your thoughts if you have any personal experiences to share!
I’ve previewed quite a few YouTube channels and streaming video sites that manage to feel really sterile and clinical, which is not at all what I want in a yoga experience. Frankly, it’s the mind-body connection that I am most wanting to tap into by resuming a regular yoga practice. I always loved how it felt to step out onto the mat and lose myself in the movement, the breath, the music, the meditation. And, I not-so-secretly would love to be one of those super bendy and flexible yoga fanatics a few years down the line. Is that a weird goal? But right now, it’s all about starting from the very beginning again and I’m looking for your help to make it happen! I’ll be sure to check out all your recommendations and share what I discover in case you’re interested in giving yoga a whirl, too. Many thanks in advance for any advice you might have! xoxo