We are total creatures of habit, and a very successful home practice can be developed from making it a habit - the same time, even the same place, as part of the normal routine. My website has easy-to-read information about what people need to get started, so feel free to direct them my way, too. Home practices make happier people!
Directing a student to the resources on yogajournal.com, such as the podcasts, may also be a helpful - and inexpensive -way for a new home practitioner to get thier feet wet.
iyan Yaspriyana, Bali
Dear Sara, just want to tell you my advice to my studnt. I told them in the last day of our retreats how to keep disciplin doing in their own at home. I said: develop disciplin, breack the stuburness and laziness by doing yoga every day only 15 minutes, for 21 days. Keep the regular joining class in their town in the same time.
To address M's comment:
The best way for YOU, right NOW.
great info! thank you. i am a RYT that has struggled with wanting to encourage (gently) my students to practice at home, since i can only offer them an average of one class a week due to my proximity to their community hall (i am a mobile instructor). thanks again for the tips!
I want to encourage you to do a home practice, If you can't get to a studio at this time.
Thats why the best way to study and teach Yoga is Mysore style.
I'm 58 and have been doing yoga for 40 years. I was self taught until the early 80s when I took a course on yoga. I'm all about home practice because in the southeast US there was no course to be taken. Now I live in northeast Tennesse and there's no classes close by to take. There's something about home practice that's hard to describe. Thanks for the Yoga Journal on the Internet and DVDs. I go out on my deck and gaze out at the Appalachians, listen to the birds and other critters, and do my yoga sequence. Meditation in motion.