Keep Up Your Yoga Practice

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | January 5th, 2011 | 6 Comments
topic: Celebrity Workouts, Fitness, Personal Growth, Yoga

Woman doing yoga poses

Oh, how difficult it is to get out of bed on these winter mornings, flop to the floor into Downward Facing Dog, and address the stiffness. Once the morning slumber spell is broken, it all begins to feel right, but there is always that obstacle in your mind to break through.

Starting your practice with a pose that you love to do and that offers very little resistance will be a good entry door. As you get into the practice it is illuminating to add in a pose that is challenging and balancing to your habitual posture. For instance, if you are normally hunched forward it is a good idea to include some daily back bending, even if it is just lying over a bolster. At the end of your practice, a good dose of Savasana is always recommended, along with a little seated meditation.

Keep up the practice and spread love to all those near and far. Remember to take care of yourself by taking that necessary yoga break in the midst of all the winter celebration flurry.

Peace to all,

Rodney Yee

Comments

  1. Getting out of bed had been a big challenge for me. So easy to hit that snooze button and get an extra 9 minutes of sleep – over and over again. But after reading this, I got myself up and am now on day 2 of a 90 day challenge to get up each morning and doing 40 minutes to an hour of yoga with you (well, using one of the dozen Rodney Yee DVD’s I have). Only 2 days into it, but I feel great.

    Ray | January 10th, 2011 | Comment Permalink
  2. Ive been finding that getting out of bed and finding myself immediately on my mat brings such more clarity to my day, especially in the colder months!

    kate | January 17th, 2011 | Comment Permalink
  3. DEAR MR YEE I HAVE HAD MOST ALL YOUR ORININAL CDS AND AM YOGA I LIKED THE VERY BEST IT WAS SIMPLE TO FOLLOW NOT A LOT OF EXTRA TALK OR ADVERTISING REALLY GOOD THANKS EDYTH

    Edyth Tabet | January 20th, 2011 | Comment Permalink
  4. Hi, I wanted to share how happy I am to have found a yoga tape by Rodney Yee. I had a tumor removed from inside my spinal column in the upper neck along with being diagnosed with Secondary Progressive MS last year. I ordered a yoga tape also from “You Can Do It Yoga” but it was difficult for me to do. I use Rodney Yee’s “Morning AM Yoga” for beginner’s and I just love it. I can complete all of the stretches easily and it helps me cope with my disabilities I now have. I just wanted to thank Rodney Yee for his help and inspiration he has given me each day~

    Zina Slade | February 27th, 2011 | Comment Permalink
  5. Dear Rodney,

    Your DVDs have been a great asset to our house hold. My husband Blake started using them, them I did and now our kids do as well. I just have a question if you don’t mind.

    I am finding that my right side won’t let go like my left does. I have been working on it for some months now. Do you have any little tricks or just to keep going?

    Thanks for your time.

    Tiffany :)

    Tiffany Watson | March 3rd, 2011 | Comment Permalink
  6. Rodney,
    Your AM Yoga DVD is really working for me in the mornings now. It took a bit of pushing at first. Now once I’ve had my shower I immediatly take out my mat and pick one of the sessions and it makes such difference in my day. For me it will be even easier in the winter because it will help to raise my energy level when its cold and dark for 4 months.

    Marc Fairgray | November 4th, 2011 | Comment Permalink

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