Friday, 12 April 2019

Home Practice: YogaGlo

They often tell you that once you start teaching your own practice starts going downhill... And it's true (sad but true). Ever since I relocated to Harrogate I struggled to keep up with my yoga - I felt my flexibility and strength were slipping away from me. I tried various places and teachers but couldn't keep it consistent. The only tools I used were a couple of videos from my Russian teachers and Yoga with Adriene. First were often too demanding and used to get me upset if I couldn't quite complete the video, the second was not challenging enough.

My approach to practice changed with my yoga qualification course - 'your practice' becomes your Sadhana. Your time on the mat, time that we use for our own [spiritual] development. Becoming a teacher enables you to 'build' your practice naturally - there was no more torment about 'what am I going to do on the mat?'. You just sit, listen, and then begin, and see where it takes you.

Sadhana takes time and dedication. Sometimes you just want an easy way out. This is where YogaGlo comes in for me and I can not recommend it enough.
It has got mountains of videos, teachers, styles, lenghts - you name it, they have it. At only $18 a month it's a no brainer for me. If you are looking to expand your practice and do more at home - try it. First month is free, and no - they didn't pay me to advertise!

Current reads: Yoga Critical Alignment

I have been interested in this method for a while now - my friend is an adept and teaches Critical Alignment in Moscow. There is a lot of promise and intrigue around the method, but sadly it's not represented in the UK. On my recent trip to Moscow I attended 2 classes - only to leave for home straight after I was beginning to get hooked!
I bought the book a while ago and started reading it only to abandon it after less than 100 pages. This is my 2nd attempt - I felt that after I had actually been to class I can make more sense of it.
It's quite dry and takes a long time to process chapters - it is definitely more of an academic text that light reading.
I am a bit of a yoga 'meloman' and like trying new things/styles, so I would like to try practising this style on my own and am going to invest in some kit soon.
I will keep you posted about progress on this hefty tome!

To buy the book/read more about go here.

Exciting new website!

Welcome! I am pleased to finally announce my redesigned website It has taken me nearly 2 years to update it and make sure it's fully mobile responsive. I have added this blog page to keep you informed of news, upcoming workshops, and general inspiration! Hurrah!