Enhance your personal yoga practice with help from our upcoming Pose of the Week series.
We will be launching our new series next week; Pose of the Week is our way to bring weekly yoga insight and inspiration to each of you in your own homes.
An at home yoga practice can be a great way to take the journey inward. It allows us to go at our own pace to work through limitations in our own time. Doing so in the comfort of our own home may provide us with an extra sense of security.
We have come up with some tips you may want to incorporate into your own practice. We’re here to support you and your home practice in a safe and uplifting way.
Try to set aside a time each day for a dedicated yoga practice.
Make sure your space is clean, quiet and comfortable. (Shaucha – Sanskrit for purity, cleanliness of mind, speech and body. A part of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, which we’ll delve into more soon.)
Bring some blankets, pillows or towels to provide a little added comfort to your practice.
You could also think about queuing up some of your favourite calming music.
Remember to always go at your own pace.
If something doesn’t feel right, come out of the pose immediately. (You should never experience any sharp pain, tingling, pulling or stress.)
Yoga is meant to connect the mind and the body – if something feels off, move around and adjust your body accordingly until you find that sweet spot where you can explore the shape of the body (pose).
Always remember to come back to the breath.
Challenging ourselves in both mind and body is yoga. Remember to take care, go slow, explore, honour and respect yourself. Practice non-harming (Ahimsa) is the third limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga.
We at Mindful Niagara encourage and support you in your journey. We ask, when you are attempting to try these yoga poses on your own, that you do so in the most mindful manner. It is of the utmost importance to us that you take care of yourself while practicing at home.
All of the poses we will be publishing through our Pose of the Week series are some of our personal favourites.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns while you move through these poses on your own, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for guidance. Whether you’re looking for insight on breathing techniques, some questions answered that came up while you were within a particular pose, or you just need a little inspiration; we’re here for you, whatever it may be.