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Veena Grover RYT

Excellent article, Try to practice myself at home & My granddaughter also join me some time for practice.I try to be creative,so I could feel the joy & pain of practice, before I practice with my students. I have students of all levels & all age group.So, I practice at home to go as far I can go & beyond if possible.Home practice keep me connected with myself & when my students ask questions, I could explain them without hesitation.I have back & knee injuries, I try to focus on Savasana & triangle pose.I practice back bends after warming up & some time, my husband joins me in the practice as well.Yoga is very personal & spiritual,it keeps us intact & away from negativity & troubles.Namaste.

Amy Torres

Excellent article! Thank you and Namaste ॐ

Anonymous

I also struggle to maintain a consistent home practice as well as teach classes, work a day job and look after my family...but I always come back to my practice. It's my anchor in that busy life. My practice has evolved from following dvd's and sequences in books; wonderful as that was, to my own private therapy. Each morning working out how I feel and what I need informs what happens on my mat. Sometimes that might be a sequence that leads to Sirsasana but more often it will be something nurturing for my back or shoulders. Being in computers means I seek out asana to relieve postural issues which I can then share firsthand with my corporate students. Yes I know the benefits a consistent practice of all the asana families would bring but for now, at this very full stage of my life, I do what I can and try not to beat myself up for falling short of the ideal. It never fails to inspire though to read about why we need our home practice to teach - maybe tomorrow I'll get up that much earlier to welcome the day with yoga beyond the usual repair work.

Donna

Very good 'reminder' article about our home practice as teachers. I struggle with my home practice, like I am sure many others do. But one thing that really resonates with me from this article is the 'Be Creative' section. I am often asked by students how I found a certain stretch or know that placing the legs just so in relation to how the arms are placed can ensure a specific reaction in the body. It's from my experimentation while I am in my own practice. It really does make me unique from other teachers - and that's a good thing! Thanks for the reminder to roll out my mat on a regular basis!

rainedanceyoga

tthis is so true .... with a busy teaching schedule, some teachers may be tempted to use their class time as a substitute for their personal practice. But it is the students' class, not the techers, and we are their to serve their learning. If the teacher is inwardly focused, it's stealing away from the students' experience. I love my home practice - it's where I connect personally with the alchemy of yoga.

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