Home Instruction

Many clients leave Yogi MD with the strong desire to practice at home. While we know that online instruction can never replace one-on-one practice at the studio, below we have outlined some basic techniques and poses that can be done easily at home.

Sun Salutation

Start your home practice with a sun salutation. Warm-up, find your center and connect your breath with your movement. Below are three options. Choose the one that works best for you

Sun Salutation - On the Mat

Sun Salutation - On the Wall

Sun Salutation - In a Chair

Poses & Purpose

Below are descriptions of poses that can be used to improve strength and balance.  Included is an explanation of its physical purpose and mental benefit, as well as the conditions that should not perform the poses. These poses can all be modified with the assistance of a wall, chair, or block.

plank

PLANK

PURPOSE – Strengthens the shoulders, core, and legs; benefits posture

BENEFIT – improves concentration and focus

CAUTION – Shoulder and back injuries; carpal tunnel syndrome

chairpose

CHAIR POSE VARIATION

PURPOSE – strengthens shoulders, arms, core, and legs

BENEFIT – improves focus reduces stress

CAUTION– shoulder and knee injuries

halfmoon

HALF MOON

PURPOSE – hip opener; strengthens supporting leg and foot, improves balance

BENEFIT – increases energy/stamina and decreases stress

CAUTION– hip, knee, or ankle injuries, hypotension

babybug

BABY BUG

PURPOSE – Strengthens arms and shoulders; hip opener; improves low back pain and sciatica

BENEFIT – Decreases stress

CAUTION – knee or hip injuries, hypertension