yoga bolsters
Photo: Ashly LoBurgio Basgall
Supported child's pose
Photo: Mary Howe
Rose demonstrates a therapeutic knee pose with a chair.
Yoga Center of Lawrence on a sunny day
Photo: Jill Krebs

From Mr. Iyengar

Classic poses, when practised with discretion and awareness, bring the body, mind, and consciousness into a single, harmonious whole.

B.K.S. Iyengar, from Guruji Uwach

From Yoga International

. . . [H]ome practice is a radical form of self-care. A bold declaration of self-empowerment, self-acceptance, and self-awareness. After all, following someone else’s cues and direction is usually a heck of a lot easier than coming up with your own way of doing things.

But imagine setting aside time every day to honor the part of you that feels deeply, to acknowledge what you know on a deep and undeniable level, to facilitate a trusting—even reverent—relationship with your body. That is the power of home practice.

Yoga International email January 11, 2016