‘Tis the day for X Steps articles from me! My latest for Yoga Journal explains my 6-4-2 rubric for building a balanced practice.
December schedule disruptions, from the end of a semester to holiday travel, can make it tough for you to maintain a regular schedule of attending studio classes. What better time to start (or ramp up) a home practice? Even 5 or 10 minutes of yoga can have an appreciable difference on your attitude, breath, and body. It can be daunting to know where to start when practicing at home, however. Here is a rubric I use in training teachers to sequence yoga classes—and it works very well for home practice, too. Think 6-4-2. Six moves of the spine, four lines of the hips, and two core modes.