Whether you are newer to yoga asanas, returning from a hiatus, or simply prefer a slower pace of more basic postures, this season's sequences are progressive and designed to prepare you for other shows on the site. Welcome!
If you let me know some of the places in the practice that are causing the most difficulty, it will be easier for me to offer modifications. For example, are you able to get up and down off the floor? Are your knees able to bear weight? Laura Tyree shows a great way to use a chair support here: //www.yogaanytime.com/class_view.c fm?class_id=393&quality=video
Cheri Clampett has a Chair Yoga Practice here: //www.yogaanytime.com/class-view/9 31/video/Yoga-Chair-Yoga-to-Awaken-the-B ody-by-Cheri-Clampett
The practices in this show assume less mobility: //www.yogaanytime.com/show-vie w/7/Yoga-Show-Granny-Yoga
And you might like some of the Step by Step instructions here: //www.yogaanytime.com/show-view/3/ Yoga-Show-Step-By-Step
I am in a similar scenario as Kara. I'm 36 years old, had knee reconstruction in my teens, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in April 2015, and had a radical hysterectomy last summer. Otherwise, however, I'm strong and athletic, so I don't necessarily want anything too easy...just some modified poses that take into consideration some very particular areas of tenderness and loss of strength and mobility. I'm finding backward bends to be the most challenging thus far, in my re-entry into yoga.
This is potentially an interesting area of yoga focus -- yoga classes for athletic women who have had gynaecological surgeries. Most women who have had these types of interventions have pelvic adhesions as a result, so their pelvises are tighter and various injuries can result if they do certain movements too soon.
Dearest Kristen, thank you for honesty and openness. We are filming a show on Women's Health this next week, but I am not sure it addresses the need for a thoughtful athletic practice.
You might like the practices over on the Asana Studies Show, especially Suniti, Padma and Heidi. All three teachers bring a sophisticated and experienced tone that allows you space to navigate. Suniti offers inner alignments, Padma gets geeky about the anatomy and Heidi is fun and open. http://www.yogaanytime.com/show-vi ew/67/Yoga-Show-Asana-Studies
You might also like Devon Riley's investigations in Season 4 of Inner Workings. She explores the pelvis anatomy. http://www.yogaanytime.com/show -season/1449/Yoga-Inner-Workings-Season- 4-Devon-Riley
If you let me know what is working for you so far, I can be a better guide.
Hi Kira, I have working through this season, and I wondered if you could recommend what to watch next. Or does one repeat the first series again? I am very stiff and not flexible so am in no hurry to do more strenous stuff yet.
Hi Kira - thank you for this season- it has been grounding and helpful as I've been getting back into yoga. It's helped to go slow and get back to the basics while working thru postures and be in that present moment place. With gratitude - Beth