I would highly recommend Sonia’s Ayurveda course; a wonderful introduction to this vast and fascinating subject.
Even if you do Savasana, it is easy to take the instruction for Savasana and not really practice the pose. Savasana is considered one of the most difficult poses and also one of the most beneficial. Savasana (Corpse pose) offers us the chance to be reborn with every yoga session.
The perfect Savasana:
Finding your Yoga flow, but forgetting to link it into Nature’s intelligent rhythms can leave you missing some important benefits from your practice. Ashtanga practice follows the natural flow of the Moon, pausing practice at the New Moon and Full Moon. Seasonal Yoga practices match the energy of each practice to the current Season. Ayurvedic Yoga practices match the rise and fall of the qualities/Guna with the chosen sequences and poses. Doing the same in your practice can reconnect you to the natural earthly rhythms present within.
How to reconnect to Nature’s rhythms:
As a Yoga teacher I often get asked what I would recommend for more flexibility, relieving shoulder tension, poses for sciatica, learning meditative techniques, relieving stress etc. The first question I always ask is “Do you have a daily practice?” The answer is often no. The most important and the most difficult change to your Yoga routine may be establishing a daily practice of poses, pranayama and meditation.
One way to design your own ‘at home’ yoga flow:
You could also practice along with this Spring Season Audio Yoga practice online http://soniawelch.co.uk/free-yoga/, which is changed each Season.
A daily yoga practice can release built up stresses and strains, calm the mind, enhance elimination (detox), ensure proper circulation of nutrients, oxygen and Prana, optimise immunity, increase focus, attention and will-power.
Spring is a time of new growth and a great Season to implement the changes above into your Yoga Practice.
v. prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing, prac·tic·es
1. To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of.
2. To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill
3. To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill
4. To work at.