There is nothing quite like coming to class. The community, the energy of the other students, and the guidance of the teacher. Busy lives can make it tricky to get to class, so it might be easier to practise yoga at home. But where to start?
These videos are to help Yoga with Emma students keep up their yoga practice at home. Each one is password protected for safety and insurance reasons, so please get in touch via email, Facebook, or speak to Emma in class if you would like to access one of the videos below.
Finally... our first video! It’s taken a few attempts but here we are. Editing is very limited (in both equipment and skill) so what you see is what you get!
We’ve started with a 20 minute ‘Wake Up’ yoga sequence. This is often requested by students who recognise the benefits of yoga in getting us moving and energised at the start of the day. Please be mindful of your body, take your time and read the health and safety advice below. Enjoy!
Helping Yoga with Emma students get on the mat at home! There might be times when you miss your regular classes, due to holidays or maybe a particularly busy time at work or home. Running around between commitments often leaves us in need of a good stretch.
This 40 minute video class guides you through well-known poses and exercises, and there’s time at the end to enjoy a restful Shavasana. Take your time, listen to your body, and remind yourself of the health and safety advice.
Another video class to help Yoga with Emma students keep up their practice at home. This 40 minute class works on familiar poses from class, and focuses on easing into the exercises, not always pushing to maximum effort right away.
Doing yoga at home is not the same as being guided by a teacher in class, so listen to your body, remind yourself of the health and safety advice, and remember that it is fine to take a break at any time.
I am always hoping to prepare more home videos for you to use when you’re away from class, but need to set aside a decent amount of time for this and am just too busy teaching ‘in person’! In the meantime, here are some of my favourite resources for when you’re keen to get on the mat, learn a little more, or try something different between classes.
As many of you know, I’m a big fan of Yoga with Adriene and often use her videos for my own practice. She releases new, free material regularly via the YouTube channel - which the link here will take you to. Her classes vary in duration but lots are around 15 or 20 minutes so really easy to fit in at home. Adriene also doesn’t use a lot of complicated props, and instructs with clear, helpful cues. She also has a dog…
If you go to the website, you can search for particular classes: some of my favourites are this Hips & Core session and this Heart-Opening flow, but you might also like her brilliant 30 Days of Yoga programme. Of course, please take care with any home practice. Stay safe and enjoy!
Yoga Journal is my ‘go to’ yoga website for details on individual poses, and it acts as a really useful directory if you are looking for more information about a pose, or perhaps want to find poses that will help a particular part of the body. The Yoga Poses Library has a search facility and always includes great images to help explain the poses. Of course it’s not the same as being in class, but great for some background reading!