on May 28, 2020
In light of the current global pandemic, practicing yoga at home has become more accessible than ever. Teachers everywhere are leading live classes via Zoom and Instagram Live and there’s plenty of pre-recorded classes you can do anytime. Plus, there’s always the Ashtanga Series for those looking for a tried and tested system that does not require a live teacher every day. Even once studios reopen, there will be days when you can’t make it, and a home practice will help you progress by leaps and bounds.
A big question home practitioners have is, “Am I doing this right?!” Here’s a general guide to alignment that will help you practice correctly and safely.
Rather than trying to remember all of these cues at once, focus on one area of the body each day or each week. Bring your attention and awareness into each pose, and make small adjustments until you fine-tune the alignment. Like all things in yoga, alignment is a work in progress. Enjoy the journey!
Asha grew up in a home that used all things yoga to stay healthy in mind and body. Unsurprisingly, she qualified as a yoga teacher at 19 and has worked in the yoga world ever since. For Asha, yoga is a way to connect kindly and deeply with oneself and the world. It’s one of her greatest joys to share these practices with others. Instagram: asha_truesage