It’s January and you know what that means: every yoga studio class is packed. For the whole month, or at least until the promise of New Year’s resolutions fades away. While it’s great that people are getting into yoga, the lack of space, at-times frenetic energy and long waits for the change room can get a little annoying for the year-round studio goer.
While I wait for the crowds to clear out of my neighbourhood studio, I’m using this opportunity to dig a little deeper into my home practice. To not only do it on a regular basis, but to ask the questions I usually avoid and create a space to come home to myself.
California-based yoga teacher Jay Fields (author of Teaching People, Not Poses) has a new book, which may be the perfect remedy for displaced regular studio practitioners. Homebody Yoga is a 28-day guide to reorienting your approach to a home yoga practice. Full of tips, prompts and exercises – but no designated sequences or alignment directions – the book helps us confront why we don’t practice and shift our inner resistance.
Y’all know I love a good 20-something-day challenge, and even though this one doesn’t include a meal plan or grocery shopping lists, I’m going to take it on. This time, I’m inviting others to join me, starting Wednesday, January 8.
Not only that, but I have five digital copies of Homebody Yoga to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment below and answer the following skill-testing question: What does your home yoga practice look like? (There are no wrong answers – washing dishes, childcare and watering plants all count as practice.)
Leave your response before 11pm EST Tuesday, January 7, so we can beam your digital copy and you can jump in the fun on Wednesday. If you miss the giveaway window, you can purchase your own copy (paper or digital) on Amazon.
Follow the adventure on Facebook and Twitter at #homebodyyoga. And if you miss the January 8 start date, you can still join in at any time. Just move the couch aside and clear some space on your living room floor.