Your practice becomes your teacher. Without a practice, you never really
discover yoga. Realize the importance of daily practice, and develop a routine that meets your goals.
“What is a tailored practice?”
A consistent yoga practice supports you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Adapting your practice to meet your needs at each moment or juncture is vital. You’ll get the most from a practice tailored to the present—in other words, customized for your stage in life and how you feel now and how you would like to feel.
1 – With an experienced teacher you will take a careful look at your intentions and needs; 2 – make an honest evaluation of your strengths, limitations, and environment; 3 – design a practice that works for you; and 4 – work to deepen and advance that practice.
What do you want to achieve with your asana practice?
Your experiences in hatha classes have probably made you aware of what you want to accomplish in your individual practice, at least to some degree. For example, you may want to work on a specific posture, because of its benefits. Or, perhaps discomfort in your sitting posture is interfering with your meditation practice, so you want to get rid of the stiffness in the legs or back to make your meditation more comfortable. Your goals may be entirely therapeutic—strengthening a weak shoulder, balancing a curved spine, or hastening recovery from injury. Some of us may want a practice that increases our energy and enhances our general feeling of well-being. Others may want to counter the negative side effects of other activities, such as sitting at a computer all day, or participating in a sport like jogging, which strengthens some muscles and organ systems at the expense of others.
And, ultimately, the goal of hatha yoga is to prepare us for higher spiritual practices by removing the obstacles in the physical body, eliminating physical and mental disturbances, and concentrating and channeling the spiritual energy that unfolds as we turn our attention inward.
But regardless of our higher aspirations, most of us have emotional obstacles that need to be addressed with asana and pranayama practices.
This mini workshop plan will allow you to dive into a joyous and meaningful practice,and us, to fully understand and tailor the perfect practice for you. We will start with a consultation.