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Why Is Doing Yoga Alone At Home So Hard For Me?

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Do you struggle with your commitment to a daily yoga schedule?

Do you lack the inspiration to make it to your mat each day but know you feel better when you create space and time to exercise?
Do you have the best intentions when it comes to wellness but lack the motivation to meet them consistently? 
Do you struggle with responsibility and yearn for someone or something to hold you accountable to your fitness goals?

If you answered YES to any of these questions,
you’re not alone!

Sustaining any program takes patience, passion, and perseverance.
There will be days you want to hit snooze and take the day off, but if you plan your practices ahead of time, you have a better chance of instilling healthy boundaries to support your short and long-term goals. 
Commitment to home yoga practice starts by planning how often, what time of day, and where and with who you take a class. Preparing for each day will help you stay motivated, inspired, and accountable to a home yoga practice

 

7 Reason’s you may lack commitment,

(and excuses you may have already told yourself)
  1. I don’t have space. 

  2. I find technology distracting.

  3. My kids/roommates are too noisy.

  4. I prefer being told what to do.

  5. I can’t focus my mind—I want to snack/stop/use the washroom.

  6.  feel frustrated guiding myself through a session.

  7. I don’t know how proper alignment looks or feels in my body. 

Commit to a home practice

In the details below, we promise to guide you through the how-to’s to setting up an online home yoga studio
The Practice with Clara Program holds you accountable, provides motivation and support within a community, and offers dynamic and inspiring content to elevate your mental and physical health.

We can help you create a home yoga practice for the best results

At Practice with Clara, we give YOU the tools to embody and enrich your home yoga practice with our online studio. 
 

Our goal is to: 

✺ Teach you how to move, breathe and BE in your body.

 

✺ Empower you to decide and choose classes for yourself, based on how you feel.

 

✺ Inspire you to dance and play in your body with purpose and intention. 

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7 questions to help you launch your home yoga practice:

 

▴ What physical changes do I hope to see?

▴ What mental/emotional changes do I hope to feel?

▴ What support will I need through this process? 

▴ Where will I create the space and time for my practice?

▴ How will the rest of my life change to accommodate a daily practice?

▴ How will I hold myself accountable?

▴ How will I track my progress?

We make it easy to stay accountable and inspired in your practice

New to yoga— here’s where to start

If you’re just starting a yoga practice, this series is for you!

New to Yoga Program

We created a program designed for new yogis and those recovering from injury. This program is done over two weeks and features Hatha, restorative, slow flow, and vinyasa yoga sequences.

The best way to learn anything new is through repetition.

WEEK 1

The first week we’ll start a bit slower with hatha yoga, which is known for being a bit more gentle and easier to follow.

WEEK 2

The second week we’re introducing vinyasa yoga, which is known for being a bit more fast-paced.

Remember that you can rest whenever you need to in a child’s pose or sit and watch the class. There’s no pressure to do anything or everything that is being offered.

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✺ We share the Class of the Day playlist every month on the PWC Apps. This playlist comes with a downloadable calendar AND journaling booklet for you to track your progress and reflect on how you’re feeling and progressing through your month of yoga. 

✺ We post the class of the day every day to the community Facebook Group for members to interact with and share how they feel that day.

 

6 Benefits to Developing a Home Yoga Practice

 

1. Do yoga on your schedule. 

Cultivating a home practice with an online yoga studio means you get to choose where, when, and how you show up to your mat. Take a class in the early morning, on your lunch break, while the kids are at school, or right before bed; it’s never been earlier to curate a schedule that suits your needs based on what you need to get done in a day. 

2. Create a space that suits you.

Creating a space to do your practice is key to committing to your daily yoga practice. Setting up a specific area in your home to do your routine makes it easier to remove all distractions and separate the time you’ve committed to your health. Simplify the process by doing the same thing each time. Turn off all notifications, light a candle, dim the lighting; do the things that signify it’s time for your yoga practice so you can shift from the day’s activities and focus on YOU for that time. 

3. Tailor the classes to serve your wellness goals.

Group fitness is great for maintaining a consistent practice and boosting your health, but if you have specific goals in mind for your wellness program, selecting the courses that serve your individual needs and aspirations will help you succeed. Online yoga empowers you to choose the courses and collections based on what you want to do for your body and mind. Set your goal, and select the courses that will guide you in that direction. 

4. Explore new poses and practices.

Choosing from classes that explore and expand on postures you’ve never done before is a feature of online yoga that you have control over. In group yoga classes, you may not have time with the teacher to discuss a specific pose, the proper alignment, or breathing technique to benefit the practice. Online yoga provides the experience for you to search, learn, and practice the poses and pranayamas that are new to you or that you hope to develop.

5. Move out of your comfort zone!

Try the postures and pranayamas that you may not feel comfortable doing in a studio. At-home yoga practice supports your practice by giving you the space to do the things you may not do in public, so try the breathing techniques and poses that make you uncomfortable and get out of your comfort zone!

6. Appreciate solitude. 

At its core, yoga is about connecting to the self, exploring the body’s sensations, and observing the mind’s thoughts. As we develop our practice, yoga asks the practitioner to move beyond the superficial layers of the self and world to consider how we contribute to our communities. Sitting in solitude may bring up some of the more significant questions about who we are and how we want to appear in the world.

Check out our how-to guides to better your home yoga practice

Choose from a selection of quick tutorials that demonstrate proper alignment and breathing techniques.

Ujjayi Breath in Vinyasa Yoga

With how-to videos on but not limited to:
  • Downward dog
  • Plank pose
  • Crow pose
  • Chaturanga 
  • Knee sensitivity
  • Skull-shining breath
  • Block tutorial
  • Forward folds
  • Resting postures
  • Meditation postures

Yoga for every body:
you choose the style, duration, and level

Open Level: Classes for yogis of all and any level, from beginners and those who are new to the practice to those who’ve been practicing for 10+ years. 

Intermediate/Advanced: Classes for yogis who have a regular daily practice for at least 1.5 years and have a rudimentary understanding of the asanas and pranayamas. 

Advanced: Classes for yogis who have a regular daily practice for at least 3+ years and are well-versed in the poses and pranayamas to follow along in a faster-paced class.

**These are guidelines. Explore the different levels and see what works for you. The biggest thing to remember is to listen to your body. With the advanced classes, I’m teaching those who know the names and shapes of the poses. I focus less on anatomical cues and more on subtle/energetic cues. ** 

Choose your daily class to feel better and move with more ease

The Body Focus Collection focuses on a specific area to strengthen and lengthen the muscles as you progress toward a peak pose or flow.

Featured in this playlist:

  • Hip openers
  • Twists
  • Backbends
  • Arm balances
  • Leg balances
  • Inversions

Try this vinyasa class on Practice with Clara, new members get 7-days FREE!

In the Anxiety & Stress Collection, choose from a range of classes depending on how you feel; some need to shake and move to clear anxious energy, while others need to be still, move slow, and ground.

One of the greatest gifts of yoga is how you can change your state of mind and body in a short period. These classes were designed to help relieve stress and calm the nervous system.

In this playlist, you’ll find:
  • Mantra
  • Meditation
  • Hatha
  • Slow Flow Vinyasa
  • Restorative
  • Yin

Try this class on Practice with Clara, new members get 7-days FREE!

A Quick Class Before Work offers 20-45 minutes yoga classes for you to do before starting your workday—or on your lunch break.  
Choose from various styles to get your blood pumping and break a sweat to energize your body and mind.
In this playlist, you’ll find classes with:
  • Core
  • Slow Flow
  • Vinyasa
  • Hatha
If you need an even shorter class to get you through the day, try the Quick Fix Yoga Collection with <20-minute classes!

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In the Alternative Yoga Collection, choose from various collections based on the esoterics of yoga; these courses were designed around the chakras, elements, and Ayurveda.

Explore esoteric themes in these yoga playlists designed to treat the subtle body and provoke a more thoughtful practice through the exploration of philosophical concepts.

In this playlist, you’ll find:
  • Mantra
  • Meditation
  • Hatha
  • Slow Flow Vinyasa
  • Restorative
  • Yin

Try this class on Practice with Clara, new members get 7-days FREE!

The Get Strong Collection is designed for you to develop strength in body and mind, with classes that challenge your mental and physical discipline.

Creative sequencing with playful, fun, and dynamic transitions will keep you guessing where the classes are headed as you build toward a peak pose or flow.

Challenge yourself in body and mind by targeting the major muscle groups of the body and developing the strength to persevere through longer vinyasa sequences.

Featured in this playlist:
  • Backbending
  • Arm balancing
  • Inversions
  • Core strengthening
  • Leg balancing

Try this class on Practice with Clara, new members get 7-days FREE!

Explore the New Releases playlist for the latest yoga classes

Read the loving feedback from our current community members:

6 reasons you want to do yoga every day of the week:

⦿ Lengthen and strengthen muscles and connective tissues. 
⦿ Improve range of motion and rotation.
⦿ Support spinal health, circulation, digestion, respiration, assimilation, and elimination.
⦿ Improve physical and mental wellbeing.
⦿ Enhance attention and refine focus.
⦿ Stabilize physical body as well as emotional fluctuations.

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Choose from a variety of classes:

  • Vinyasa
  • Hatha 
  • Restorative/Yin
  • Meditation & Mantra
  • Prenatal
  • Slow Flow

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