Tools for your Self Practice

 

If you enjoy my classes, these tools can help in your home yoga practice. In my opinion, a home or personal practice can teach you so much and benefit you more than a group class. Use these tools, but also just move....move to how your body is calling you to move, do the postures that come to you and hold them as long as you want to. If you can really tune in to yourself and then act in a way that best supports what is needed at that moment, then that is not just a philosophy for your yoga practice, but your life. Enjoy...not just the destination, but also the path that gets you there.

HOME PRACTICE

Listed here are 3 main practices- all completely different from one another. I have designed them with a balanced approach, offering standing, seated and reclined postures. You can increase difficulty by putting in a vinyasa transition (plank --> chaturanga danasana --> upward facing dog --> downward facing dog) between the standing poses. These PDF give detailed instruction on the asana and are listed in the order I suggest them being practiced.

For your home practice, practice in this order:

  1. Warm up (click here)
  2. Main Practice-pick one: Sequence 1 (click here), Sequence 2 (click here), Sequence 3 (click here)
  3. Cool down (click here)

PLAYLISTS

These playlists have often been requested by my students. Enjoy them with your home practice.

COMING SOON!

  • Audio recordings of my classes
  • Videos of my classes

PRINTED MATERIAL

  • For a one page visual that shows the most common Basic and Intermediate Asana with English and Sanskrit names, click here.
  • Make your own Asana Flash Cards! Over 100 asana cards with English and Sanskrit names. click here
  • Or, better yet, buy a fancy set of Yoga Cards! This gorgeous set was made by one of my yoga teacher training graduates. I have personally reviewed each and every card and can fully recommend its use. Put together your own sequences! Visit http://guruqachu.com/ and check them out!

The fine print: It is preferred that you not eat a heavy meal 4 hours prior or a light meal 2 hours prior to your yoga practice. Also, do not hold the breath during the postures. Not all exercise is suitable for everyone and this or any exercise program may result in injury. As with any physical exercise, if you are pregnant or have any prior or recent injuries, please consult your physician for approval. To reduce the risk of injury, never force or strain yourself during exercise. If you feel pain, stop and seek medical attention if necessary. Any liability, loss or damage in connection with the use of this handout and its yoga instruction, including but not limited to any liability, loss or damage arising from the performance of the exercises demonstrated here, or any advice or information provided by Lynn Cheng Kaylor or on this website, is expressly disclaimed.