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Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few. -Shunryu Suzuki

Do you remember your first yoga class? Or maybe you’ve never stepped onto a mat and something intangible is holding you back from beginning a yoga practice. Wherever you are on your yoga journey, pause and take a moment to let go of all you think you know about yoga, whether you’ve been practicing for a decade or a day. It’s great to go back to when you were a beginner and remind yourself of how far you've come and that there isn’t only one way.

A certain freedom exists when you come from a place of curiosity and openness.

If you’ve been practicing for a while, you might have your favorite teachers, classes, and regular practice schedule. While that’s great, there’s a thin line between continuing to grow and sinking into a rut. This week, return to that place where you are open to hearing, processing, and accepting new information. You know, before you knew it all? Be open and step outside your comfort zone.

We believe hitting the pause button and taking a beginner class occasionally will reinforce the longevity of your yoga practice.

Focusing on alignment and breath and hearing fresh cues for familiar postures can take your practice to the next level. Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned yogi or somewhere in between, healthy alignment and a strong foundation are essential. Why not invest the time to create a practice that will last for a lifetime? You may evolve and change, but your proper foundation will remain.

This week, we bring you four new beginner-focused practices. These classes will challenge you and open you to possibility. Your only responsibility is to be open to refining and learning healthy habits. Embrace your beginner’s mind and enjoy a fresh perspective!

Get back to the basics with one of this week's new classes!

1. Pradeep Teotia: Practice with a Smile

2. Kristen Boyle: Foundation Flow

3. Shy Sayar: Posture Therapy: Inner Thighs

4. Eric Paskel: Wall Flower: Legs

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