Start Yoga: Practice 1: Lets Begin
Alana Mitnick

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Hi Alana here I am second or third time around, being a nurse on various shifts and always being tired is not conducive to practice so I have decided to get up early and do it then.
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Hi Alana I am finding that my wrists get really sore and I cannot do downward dog unless I do dolphin can you recommend any thing for my wrists it’s really frustrating. Thanks
Hi Angela J! Welcome back to Yoga! So glad to hear that you are making space for yourself in the mornings to practice. I find that if I don't get my yoga in early, the day slips away and so does my practice.  A daily and consistent rhythm can really make a difference! Stay close. Love, Alana 
Angela J,  Great question.  As I'm sure you know, the key is to not force the pose (downward dog) and to modify. Dolphin Dog is a great variation and very strengthening for  the shoulders and upper body. Another favorite way to modify downward dog is with a chair. I also love downward dog at the wall.  Patricia Sullivan has a wonderful practice for hand and wrist joints. I hope this is helpful. Warmly, Alana 
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Hi Alana Mitnick, hope you are well.
I am a complete beginner.I am thinking of starting with this course. I have a few questions:
1. The course says that it is a six weeks program, so should I repeat one practice for entire week(so 3 to 4 times) or should I do different practices for a week and then repeat them?
2. Can you recommend me one more course to complement my practice from the beginner courses? (to give you some idea about me, I am not very active physically and overweight 😀)
Best wishes,
Hi Mohsin J! Thank you for your message. These are great questions. This course was designed to do one practice each week and repeat it several times. So for example, you might do the "Practice 1: Let's Begin" 3 times the first week to start to develop familiarity with each practice in relation to your own body and how it responds. That said, the course can always be taken progressively one practice at a time, without repeating. It's entirely up to you!  I recommend the following beginner shows: 
Too Tight to Stretch:
Gentle Yoga:
Let me know if you have any questions! Warmly, Alana 
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Hi Alana Mitnick,
Thank you for the guidance.
Warm wishes,
You're welcome, Mohsin J. Thank you for being here! Please keep me posted on any questions or insights that arise in your practice. Warmest wishes, Alana 
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