We all come from different backgrounds of experience or lack thereof. If you are a beginner, yes, you too can have your very own home practice.
Some people are great with watching videos, some people are not. Personally, I’ve never loved the whole video workout game.
Yes, I learned from real life teachers in person. That doesn’t mean if you’ve never had a real life class than you can’t create your own practice now.
I have a good friend who is 73. She taught herself yoga from books back in the 70’s. She’s never been to a class but she has her own yoga practice and has had it for almost 50 years!
What’s really important is that you move and stretch your body.
Just today I was driving and saw an older man and his caregiver walking down the street. The man was so rounded over that he could not see straight ahead. His head was pointing down to the ground, that’s what lack of movement does.
I let those moments become my motivator. I don’t want to end up like that. I want to be strong and flexible and upright.
When we get down to it, it is far more important to exercise for quality of life as opposed to looking good. Yes, looking good may happen because of your practicing but the quality of life and movement seems far more attractive if you ask me!
I will address this e-book as if you are a beginner and if you’re not that’s okay, I believe in doing the poses that bring you joy. That’s the way I do it.
Sometimes, when I’m feeling extra energetic, I go for the poses that challenge me, the poses I have not mastered.
From a physiological stand point, it’s important to go beyond what you are capable of but it is just as important to listen to your body and do what seems reasonable for where you’re at.
I’m not and have never been a “bust your ass” kind of trainer!
If you’re sick, don’t workout.