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Episode 14: Jason Crandell – Create a Home Practice You Love

Hi there!

This week Jason Crandell talks all about home practice. We get straight to the point and talk about:

* Where to start if you don’t know how to practice on your own
* Why it’s vital for yoga teachers to have a consistent home practice
* How your relationship to yoga practice changes when you become a yoga teacher
* His thoughts on pushing yourself to practice your least favorite poses
* The ways that your home practice can transform over time to support you in different phases of life and teaching.

If you’re interested in training with Jason, he’s offering an advanced level training, broken into three modules next year in San Francisco. You can do all three next year, or one at a time as your schedule allows. Click here for the details.

“If you’re trying to be consistent with a home practice that soothes you and feeds you and inspires you, then start with the stuff that you resonate with. If that’s what makes you feel motivated and inspired, then that’s what you should stick with.” — Jason Crandell

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SEQUENCING INSPIRATION
The Art of Yoga Sequencing E-Course
Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom, by Colleen Saidman
Yoga: Awakening the Inner Body, by Donald Moyer
Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, by Erich Schiffman

SEQUENCES FROM OUR BLOG

FOUNDATIONAL SEQUENCES

Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A)
Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar B)
30-Minute Whole Body Sequence
30-Minute Morning Sequence
Evening Wind Down
Immune Booster
Two Core Yoga Routines
Ease into Urdhva Dhanurasana
Open into Hanumanasana

SEATED POSES

Quick Hip Openers
Fold into Lotus Pose
16-Pose Sequence to Help You Progress in Compass Pose
Parivrtta Janu Sirasana

INVERSIONS

The Perfect Shoulderstand Prep
Refine Your Headstand
A Shoulder Opening Sequence to Forearm Balance

ARM BALANCES

Twist into Eka Pada Koundinyasana I
Pigeon + Chaturanga = Eka Pada Galavasana
Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)
Bakasana (Crow Pose)
Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow)
Build Your Vasisthasana (Side Plank)

MUSIC
Salami Junior — Get Me Out of America
Jahzzar — Cold Like This
The Polish Ambassador — Wonder Continental ft Beatbeat Whisper

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4 Comments

  1. Great interview, Andrea and Jason! Really insightful and wise points for both teachers and practitioners.

    I am passionate about encouraging home practice and giving my students tools. I tell them yoga is not a class, it’s a practice, and the benefits come through regular practice. Last year, I created a simple home practice guide and did a workshop on how to use it. A few of my students have told me they are using it and it has helped them keep a home practice going.

    A small minority of the people who come to class establish a home practice, in my experience. Reasons include not having a suitable place, not having the will or discipline to practice on their own–many say they need the structure of a set time/place, instructor, and people around them. Some seem to take a casual approach to yoga. It’s a class they attend once a week; one of many things they do, not a main thing. This is the nature of beast, as far as I can tell.

    I appreciate this podcast and am sending the link to my students and other teachers.

  2. Hi, I love your website and I love Yogaland as well! Just an fyi, Colleen Saidman Yee’s name is wrong on your page listing her book under sequencing suggestions.

  3. Thank you so much for creating this podcast. Your reasoning behind how to approach home practise makes alot of sense. This list of sequences (recipes) to begin with has got me excited. Thank you so much for sharing. As a new teacher, that is constantly doubting myself, this is awesome guidance.

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