Life happens. You’ll encounter stubborn obstacles wedged directly between you and your well intentioned plans to stop by your yoga studio. A last-minute appointment; a surprise blizzard; or a persistent cough that make fellow yogis shift their mats away from you.
If you’re keen on practicing yoga but can’t make it to the studio, take matters into your own hands by becoming your own yoga teacher. Don’t sweat it if you forget your training or your chants! Many times, practicing solo allows you to focus entirely on the intrinsic.
A few summers ago, I spent a month by myself in the South of France. It was magical– but at times, very lonely. Every night, I spent an hour “teaching” myself yin yoga. I set up sequences, assembled the perfect playlist, and used all kinds of weird props, like a cardboard box instead of a block. I drew on this first experience with my own home practice for this article.
Publication: The Clymb
Title: Seven Tips for Practicing Yoga by Yourself