Need strategies for staying calm, balanced during the lockdown?
I’ve got you covered. Here, find some tips for building safe sequences, creating a practice space, playlist of music to listen to and finding some peace of mind.
Don’t know where to start when you unroll your mat?
Learn how to plan a balanced home practice. Knowing which poses to do right now, for today’s session, is one of the most concrete challenges of a home practice. To create a satisfying practice that you approach with enthusiasm, first you have to answer this next question for yourself: What do you really need from my practice today? How do I feel today? What do I need today? If you are very tired you might choose a restorative practice. At the least, you might start with resting poses and then see where the practice leads you. If you feel restless and energetic at the beginning of your practice, you might use a more vigorous session to channel that energy. My personal advice is always to go with the flow, listen to your needs and find what feel good. I love to start with some pranayama practice to calm my mind and listen what my body and soul need for the day, then I will move how feel. Always start with some cat-cow to move your spine to prepare yourself and heat a body. I love to include some core practice to fire and shake my body to wake up and move my energy. End a practice with a meditation of your choice, or at least stay in savasana for 10 minutes and breathe.
Almost everyone who practices yoga will tell you that their “energy” feels different after they’ve practiced. This is the main reasons why we practice: to change our experience of how energy moves in the body.
Alway remember that your practice is an expression of what is alive in you NOW.Viviana
Watch this video of Dagmar Spremberg, she shares tips and tools to start a self practice at home: how to move past the 2 main obstacles and create a sacred space to do your practice. She talks about the benefits of practicing yoga at home and the tools that have helped her to keep the practice inspiring and ongoing. Dagmar is the founder and owner of Montezuma Yoga in Costa Rica She teaches classes and retreats worldwide and is also well known for her yoga videos on YouTube that have over 1 million views. She happily shares her tips and tools to inspire your own practice. For more infos please visit: http://dagmarspremberg.com. If you want you can practice with her in her Youtube channel MontezumaYoga.
Create Space for a dedicated Home Practice
You don’t need fancy props or don’t even need a mat. I usually create space in my living room if I want to practice a vinyasa flow to have more space. If I want to practice Yin Yoga I usually do in my bedroom because it gives me a sense of coziness. First I light some candles and some palo santo steak. I use essentials oils as lavander or breathe of doTerra to help me relax and breathe more deeply. As props you can use some pillows, towels and big book if you don’t have a block. I love to practice with music. Music often leads my practice. I create few playlists in Spotify: Yoga practice from the Heart, Yoga Gentle flow, ViviYoga 60″ flow. Remember the most important part is show up for yourself.
You can enroll for free in Yoga Girl Community challenge for self-care and peace of mind.
How to participate? Create a free account on yogagirl.com and follow @yoga_girl and @yogagirlofficial on Instagram for each daily challenge. “The challenge is simple – we commit to practicing yoga, every day for 30 days. Each day comes with a specific theme – a focus for the day; a vibration, a practice, a task, or a certain energy to bring a sense of purpose into your day, and each day is paired with a yoga class available for free, for all, here on yogagirl.com.
If you’re brand-new to yoga you can practice with my favorite Youtube yoga channel for free:
Yoga With Adriene is my favorite, her mission is to reach as many people as possible with high-quality free yoga videos. Check out her Yoga For Beginners and Foundations of Yoga series. These are designed to give you the tools to build a happy, healthy at home yoga practice. If you’re ready to work up a sweat, try our Yoga for Weight Loss or Total Body Yoga playlists. This community rocks. https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene
I hope you like this post, I wrote what I am doing these days to try to raise my vibrations as a mum and as a teacher. I am working on some videos and audio too. So stay tuned for more. If you need write to me firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me at @theviviyoga. I will share more.
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