Bring It Back Home

One of the most rewarding steps we can make in advancing our yoga practice is to establish a self-directed practice at home. I've done plenty of yoga DVDs (thank you, Jillian Michaels) and streamed countless classes from popular yoga sites, but it wasn't until I began my RYT-200 training a few years ago that I felt armed with enough knowledge to properly structure a full 1-hour+ practice.

Some people don't realize the amount of thought that actually goes into a class. It's not just a bunch of asanas thrown together (unless you have a horribly uninformed and/or uninterested teacher), but poses that are thoughtfully linked to create a beautiful dance of sorts. While it's not recommended that you lead a class of students without any prior training, there are a few ways you can build confidence in cultivating your own home practice.