Below is the kind of yoga poses you learn in our beginner courses. Beginner yoga poses are so simple and everyone can work within their own capacity. That’s the beauty of it; it’s not a cutter cookie approach but adapted to the individuals.
In this pose for example if you can’t reach the floor with your hands you can put them on your shin bone or on blocks or even put them up on a chair or a wall if need be. All poses are very adaptable like that.
And then you can take your yoga with you wherever you go including in hotel rooms when you are away for work or when you go on holiday like in this photo.
You can do yoga poses anywhere really so you stay fit and flexible even when you are away from home.
- Invest in a light a yoga mat
- Once you reach destination, as soon as you can, put your legs up the wall with one or two pillows under your backwaist/buttocks (Viparita Karani).
- The first morning try to get up 15-20min before the others and do some standing poses. Do this daily or as often as you can.
- At the end of every day, before dinner put your legs up again for 10-20 min.
- If you do sirsasana and saravangasana,, do it daily or alternate with standing poses i.e. one day you do standings and one day inversions.
- Since you won’t have blankets for sarvangasana, do it as follows: lie upside down on the couch like a supported sarvangasana with legs leaning on the back of the couch, buttocks/waist on the seat of the couch, shoulders on pillows (or couch pillows if they are even and firm) or else lie back over the edge of the bed with waist on the bed and shoulders on the pillow like setu bandha sarvangasana.